Takamanda National Park

Location:Cameroon
IUCN Category:II
Area:167,041 acres (67,599 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Am (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: monsoonal)

Ecoregions

Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share70 %30 %60 %30 %10 %
Soil TypeOrthic FerralsolsRhodic FerralsolsEutric NitosolsDystric NitosolsLithosols
Topsoil TextureMediumFineMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm10 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellModerately wellModerately wellImperfectly
Available Water Capacity75 m150 m150 m150 m15 mm
Phase 1Stony    
Topsoil Properties
Gravel3 %1 %10 %11 %26 %
Sand60 %22 %49 %44 %43 %
Silt14 %19 %28 %33 %34 %
Clay26 %59 %23 %23 %23 %
USDA TextureSandy clay loamClay (heavy)LoamLoamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.41 g/cm³1.21 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.4 g/cm³1.21 g/cm³1.49 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.06 %1.42 %0.58 %0.99 %1.4 %
PH55.46.24.97.6
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity8 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹32 cmol kg⁻¹20 cmol kg⁻¹42 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity6 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation38 %61 %81 %51 %100 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2 cmol kg⁻¹6.7 cmol kg⁻¹7.2 cmol kg⁻¹3.1 cmol kg⁻¹15.6 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 %3.9 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %1 %1 %1 %4 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel3 %3 %5 %26 % 
Sand51 %19 %38 %35 % 
Silt14 %17 %23 %24 % 
Clay35 %64 %39 %41 % 
USDA TextureSandy clayClay (heavy)Clay loamClay 
Reference Bulk Density1.35 g/cm³1.19 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³1.29 g/cm³ 
Bulk Density1.37 g/cm³1.19 g/cm³1.54 g/cm³1.53 g/cm³ 
Organic Carbon0.35 %0.59 %0.4 %0.38 % 
PH55.56.35 
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity9 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹41 cmol kg⁻¹18 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity4 cmol kg⁻¹7 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹8 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Base Saturation46 %36 %82 %28 % 
Total Exchangeable Bases2.8 cmol kg⁻¹3.6 cmol kg⁻¹9.4 cmol kg⁻¹4.7 cmol kg⁻¹ 
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 % 
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 % 
Exchangeable Sodium3 %2 %1 %1 % 
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1 
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263