Environment of Ivory Coast

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The country of Côte d'Ivoire is located in West Africa.

Environment of Côte d'Ivoire


The Ivory Coast has more than 1,200 animal species—223 mammal, 702 bird, 125 reptile, 38 amphibian, and 111 fish species—and 4,700 plant species. It is the most biodiverse counrtry in West Africa, but unlike other countries there, its diversity isn't concentrated along the coast, but rather in the rugged interior.[1]

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Côte d'Ivoire is party to the following treaties:

Environmental issues[edit]


The 2006 Côte d'Ivoire toxic waste dump was a health crisis in which Trafigura illegally dumped toxic waste in up to 12 sites around Abidjan in August 2006.


Palm oil is one of the commodities exported by Côte d'Ivoire and the plantations have an environmental impact. Palmci, the main palm oil company, said that environmentalists had caused it to abandon plans for a palm oil plantation in the Tanoe forest wetlands.[2]

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