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10 things to know about Afi Wild life Sanctuary

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 11/06/2019 - 16:28

 

  • Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Cross River State, Nigeria
  • It is a forest reserve that protects the population of several endangered species
  • It contains an area of 100km²
  • This mountain houses endangered species like the wild drill monkey, chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes vellerosus) and gorillas (Gorilla gorilla diehli). It is estimated that there are about 3,000-5,000 drills left on the planet
  • It is home to a number of primates including chimpanzee and gorilla populations
  • It has Rocky Mountains, lush landscape and rivers.
  • Afi Mountain wildlife sanctuary is listed as an IBA (Important Bird Area) for Nigeria and hosts one of the largest migratory swallow roosts in Africa.
  • Today the sanctuary is the best-protected area for drills in the world.
  • This forest is legally protected, but is still under threat from poachers and illegal loggers
  • There are some villages around Afi mountain and tourist’s camp in these villages.

 

Sources

www.myguidenigeria.com

www.brendansadventures.com

www.pandrillus.org

 

Photo Credit

www.nytimes.com

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