National Park of Boubandjida, UNESCO, Cameroon
Bouba Njida National Park covers an area of 220,000 hectares. Initially it was established as a reserve in 1932. It was upgraded to level of park in 1980. The park is reported habitat is of savannah forest and the average elevation varies from 251 to 864m. The park receives an average annual rainfall of 1082 mm.
The park is categorized under IUCN II. The painted hunting dog, Lycaon pictus, considered critically endangered by IUCN has a count of 60 within Cameroon and they are reported from this park apart from two other national parks in the country. A total of 23 antelope species occur in the park.
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