Wonga-Wongué

inséré le 27 juin 2016
inséré le 27 juin 2016
inséré le 27 juin 2016
inséré le 27 juin 2016

Wonga-Wongué

  • Country: 
    Gabon
  • Site number: 
    351
  • Area: 
    396,581.6 ha
  • Designation date: 
    30-12-1986
  • Coordinates: 
    00°32'N 09°31'E
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Overview

Wonga-Wongué (also known as Wongha-Wonghé) is an extensive coastal region composed of plains, rolling hills and plateaus dissected by numerous small coastal rivers, swamps and marshes. There are also impressive erosional amphitheatres and cliffs. The Site comprises a wildlife reserve and two hunting concessions. Vegetation varies from humid tropical forest to stunted woodland, savanna and thickets. The Site supports notable mammals including chimpanzees, gorillas, elephants, buffalos and hippos, as well as important numbers of waterbirds, with Pelecanus onocrotalus dominating. Any type of land utilization is forbidden due to the Site’s status as a presidential reserve, giving it a very important conservation potential. In the surrounding areas logging occurs, but this does not constitute a threat to the Site as yet. Tourism also occurs in the surroundings, with the main activities consisting of wildlife viewing and beach recreation.

Administrative region: 
Estuaire / Moyen Ogooué / Ogooué Maritime

  • National legal designation: 
    • hunting area
    • presidential reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    15-11-2016