Wildlife of Guinea

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The wildlife of Guinea is very diverse due to the wide variety of different habitats. The southern part of the country lies within Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot, while the north-east is characterized by dry savanna woodlands. Ecoregions of Guinea are Western Guinean lowland forest, Guinean montane forest, Guinean forest-savanna mosaic, West Sudanian Savanna, and Guinean mangroves.

Unfortunately, declining populations of large mammals are restricted to uninhabited distant parts of parks and reserves, because of the inappropriate nature conservation. A noteworthy NGO specialized to nature conservation is Guinean Park Foundation. Famous strongholds of Guinean wildlife are Pinselly Classified Forest, National Park of Upper Niger, Badiar National Park, Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Ziama Massif, and Diécké Classified Forest.

Fauna[edit]

Mammals[edit]

List of mammals of Guinea

Birds[edit]

List of birds of Guinea

Reptiles[edit]

Amauris niavius - museum specimen

Fish[edit]

Fish of Guinea

Insects[edit]

Insects of Guinea

Butterflies and moths[edit]

Flora[edit]

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