Gulf of Guinea Coastal Forests & Mangroves bioregion
- 36,264Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 8Number of Ecoregions
- 60%Protection Target
- 4Protection Level
The Gulf of Guinea bioregion, located in the equatorial Afrotropics, consists of lush tropical forests and mangroves lining the coastline of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Nigeria, and includes Bioko, São Tomé, Príncipe, and Annobón islands. With seven terrestrial ecoregions -- Nigerian Lowland Forests , Niger Delta Swamp Forests , Cross-Niger Transition Forests , Cross-Sanaga-Bioko Coastal Forests , Congolian Coastal Forests , Mount Cameroon and Bioko Montane Forests , São Tomé, Príncipe, and Annobón Forests , Central African Mangroves  and adjacent marine areas. These Coastal Forests have been an ancient cradle for Congo’s globally important populations of large forest mammals, including western lowland gorilla, chimpanzee, African forest elephant, and several endemic monkey species.
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