Coastal Forest Programme, SAWA, Cameroon

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A view of the Cameroonian highlands forest that harbor a rich diversity of plants and animals
© CFP

WWF Coastal Forests Programme – SAWA, Cameroon

WWF-Coastal Forests Programme – also known as the SAWA programme - (formerly known as Cross Sanaga Bioko Coastal Forest Project) is one of four programmes managed by WWF-Cameroon Country Programme Office (CCPO).
It is located in the southwest coast of Cameroon, between the longitude 8°29’35” – 11°04’20” East and latitude 3°14’24” – 6°32’02” North.

It covers a total surface area of 4,481,070 hectares. The area falls north of River Sanaga and expands to the Cross River stretching to the Bakassi peninsula. It comprises of 5 ecoregions, namely:

  • the Cross Sanaga Bioko Coastal forest (Korup National Park and the Ebo landscape);
  • the Cameroonian highlands forest (Mounts Kupe, Bakossi and Muanenguba forests)
  • Mount Cameroon and Bioko Montane forest (Mount Cameroon)
  • Central Africa Mangrove (Ndongore)
  • Cameroon Crater lakes (Lakes Barombi Mbo, Muanenguba and Edip)

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