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Cameroon | Douala-Edea Wildlife Reserve expanded, redesignated as NP; now includes vast mangroves

The government of Cameroon announced last Friday the creation of its first marine and terrestrial national park, an effort that was made possible by Rainforest Trust and local partner Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS).


The declaration upgraded the Douala-Edea Wildlife Reserve, first created in 1932, to national park status, and it approved a nearly 350,000-acre expansion that includes mangrove forests, rivers, wetlands and marine habitats. Collectively, this expansion and conversion actively safeguard a total of 741,000 acres, almost the size of Yosemite National Park.


https://www.rainforesttrust.org/cameroons-first-marine-terrestrial-national-park-announced/

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