Bassin versant Oti-Mandouri

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Bassin versant Oti-Mandouri

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  • Area: 
    425,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    10°37'N 00°37'E
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Bassin versant Oti-Mandouri. 02/02/08; Savanes; 425,000 ha; 10°37'N 000°38'E, Réserve de Faune. A complex of several permanent and temporary rivers (including River Oti Mandouri and its tributaries), marshes, gallery forests, tree and shrub savannahs and undergrowth, which confer a habitat for 27 mammal species, 37 known fish species, crustacean, mollusks, birds and reptiles amongst others. Vulnerable species like the Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) and African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), in addition to their conservation value, play an important role in the culture of the people. Plant species such as the Baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) and a sacred wood species called Togobegue are worshiped by the surrounding populations. The main products presently exploited by the inhabitants include fuel and work wood, bush meat, fish, mollusks and crustaceans, mainly for subsistence but also for sale in neighboring villages. The permanent presence of guards at this site contributes to combating deforestation, illegal hunting and unsustainable exploitation of fish resources. In addition to this, there are sacred forests where the local population carries out community rituals. Ramsar site no. 1721. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
Région des Savanes

  • National legal designation: 
    • Réserve de Faune - La Zone Oti-Mandouri
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