Conkouati Reserve, Congo 

The Conkouati faunal reserve was created as a reserve in the year 1980 and later on established as a national park on the 14the August 1999, the park is situated inthe south Western part of the country in the Atlantic coast found in the district of Madingo- Kayes and Nzambi who are believed to have settled there in the 19th century.

The Conkouati faunal reserve inhabitants are Bantu speaking people believed to have come from different forest ethnic groups such as Bagombe and Baka groups of people.The reserve boasts with diverse biodiversity of mangroves , mountainous zones, lagoons, Savannah, wetlands and many more.

The Conkouati faunal reserve has received funding to it’s development and creation of awareness to the locals who used to live in the park and depending on the parks resources for their livelihoods. The Conkouati faunal reserve is well known as the most ecologically diverse park with abundant wildlife in Congo.

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