Mont Péko National Park

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Mont Péko National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Mont Péko National Park
Map showing the location of Mont Péko National Park
Location Côte d'Ivoire
Coordinates 7°1′30″N 7°14′20″W / 7.02500°N 7.23889°W / 7.02500; -7.23889Coordinates: 7°1′30″N 7°14′20″W / 7.02500°N 7.23889°W / 7.02500; -7.23889
Area km²

Mont Péko National Park is a national park in Côte d'Ivoire.

Mont Péko, elevation 833 meters (2723 feet), is located in the northern portion of the park.

Status of Great Apes[edit]

A recent census carried out by Herbinger and Lia (unpublished reports 2001) found a significant population of chimpanzees in this park. The census was carried out in April 2001 using four different straight transect lines between 2–4 km long and totalling 12.5 km in length. The census suggested a density of 1.6 chimpanzees per km2 and a total population of around 320 weaned chimpanzees for Mont Péko National Park. The classified forest of Haut Sassandra, which is connected through corridors to Mont Péko might still hold up to 400 chimpanzees (Hoppe-Dominik 1991).

References[edit]

  • Herbinger, I. and Lia, D. (2001)Rapport de recensement de la population de chimpanzes au Mont Peko. Unpublished report.
  • Hoppe-Dominik, B. 1991. Distribution and status of chimpanzees (Pan troflodytes verus) on the Ivory Coast. Primate Report, 31, 45-57.