Douala-Edea Reserve, Cameroon 

The Douala-Edéa Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife reserve in the Littoral Region of Cameroon. It is located on either side of the mouth of the Sanaga River along the shores of the Bight of Biafra opposite the island of Bioko. The reserve was established in 1932. As of 2000, it covered 160,000 hectares.

Cameroon designated the reserve as a wildlife park for scientific purposes in 1971, and by 1974 the reserve had a conservator and guard post. Upgrade to full national park status was delayed since oil had been discovered in Cameroon’s coastal areas

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