Pama Reserve

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Pama Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
WAP-Komplex englisch.svg
The Pama reserve is the western part of the WAP complex.
Location Burkina Faso
Coordinates 11°26′12″N 0°46′3″E / 11.43667°N 0.76750°E / 11.43667; 0.76750Coordinates: 11°26′12″N 0°46′3″E / 11.43667°N 0.76750°E / 11.43667; 0.76750
Area 2237 km²
Established 1955
Savanna with Andropogon gayanus tufts.
Temporary river in the reserve.
Western border of the Pama reserve. Note the tall grasses on the protected side of the road.

Pama Reserve is a partial reserve in Burkina Faso. Established in 1955 it is located in Kompienga Province and covers an area of 2237 km². Its eastern border is the Singou river, separating it from two other reserves, Singou and Arli. The western border is the national road N18 from Fada N'Gourma to Porga. In the South the reserve reaches the Pendjari river, being Burkina Faso's border with Benin. The reserve is home to elephants, hippopotamuses, lions and leopards [1] and 450 species of flowering plants.[2]


  1. ^ African Protected Areas Report
  2. ^ Mbayngone, E.; M. Schmidt; K. Hahn-Hadjali; A. Thiombiano; S. Guinko. 2008. Magnoliophyta of the partial faunal reserve of Pama, Burkina Faso. Check List 4(3):251-266.