Mandara Mountain & North Congolian Forest-Savannas (AT16) | One Earth

Mandara Mountain & North Congolian Forest-Savannas bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 74,579
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 18%
    Protection Target
  • 8
    Protection Level

North Congolian Forest-Savannas bioregion, located in the equatorial Afrotropics, includes the Cameroon Highlands to the west and extends above the Congolian lowland forests to the Sudd in the east. It contains two ecoregions -- Cameroon Highlands Forests [1], Northern Congolian Forest-Savanna [2] -- totaling approximately 74.5 million hectares. This region is home to both forest and savanna elephant species, hippopotamus, duiker, giraffe, lions and several endemic amphibians. The volcanic mountain forests in the Cameroon highlands are particularly rich with endemic bird species.

The Mandara Mountain & North Congolian Forest-Savannas bioregion is part of the Equatorial Afrotropics subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: Cameroon Highlands Forests [1], Northern Congolian Forest-Savanna [2].

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