Guinean Forests of West Africa

Conservation International Abstract

The lowland forests of West Africa are home to more than a quarter of Africa’s mammals, including more than 20 species of primates. Logging, mining, hunting and human population growth are placing extreme stress on the forests, however, threatening species such as the Jentink’s duiker, pygmy hippopotamus, and scattered populations of western chimpanzees. Five Endemic Bird Areas lie partly or entirely within the hotspot.
Location:Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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