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Korup National Park

Korup National Park

Climate[ edit ] Korup has a pseudo-equatorial climate with two seasons instead of four: a pronounced dry season from December to February with average monthly rainfall less than mm and an extended and intense rainy season approximately from May to October. It is 5 degrees above the equator. Cross River National Park in Nigeria is a neighboring park protecting the extended rainforest on that side of the border.

Korup National Park

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It is 50 km inland from the Bight of Korup National Park, 20 km from the edge of the mangrove swamps of the Rio Del Rey estuary and partially borders Nigeria. InKorup National Park was declared a national park by Presidential Decree No.

Inthe Korup Project, an internationally funded integrated conservation and development project, provided support to the newly established park. Inthe Korup Project ended, leaving the Korup National Park management with little to no financial and Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt support.

This affected the park management’s ability to efficiently protect the wildlife from illegal hunting. With the renewed attention and support granted Korup National Park Korup National Park, anti-poaching patrols have been becoming regular once again.

The park is managed by the Cameroon Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife. The park’s management currently consists of a Conservator and approximately 27 game guards. The headquarters are in the town of Mundembawhich is located 8 km east from the park’s only official entrance at Mana bridge.

A game guard post is located at the bridge. A tourist information center is in the center of Mundemba town.

This is to be achieved through law enforcement, promotion of sustainable land use practices and rural development within local communities, and support for low environmental impact tourism which would generate economic and social benefits to local people.

Climate[ edit ] Korup has a pseudo-equatorial climate with two seasons instead of four: a pronounced dry season from December to February with average monthly rainfall less than mm and an extended and intense rainy season approximately from May to October. Annual rainfall between and measured near southeastern region of the park averaged 5, mm range 4,—6, mm. The heaviest rainfalls are typically in August some years exceeding 10, mm. Temperature varies little throughout the year with mean monthly maximum temperature in the dry season being Topography[ edit ] Waterfall in Korup National Park Korup soils are generally coarse-grained, sandy, well drained and low in nutrients.

The elevation of the park is low 50 m in the southern section, rising steadily northwards with increasingly rugged terrain, reaching its highest point at Mt. Yuhan 1, m near the old Korup National Park of the now relocated Ikondokondo village.

To the north, the terrain is characterized by low rolling hills with gentle slopes. Many of the smaller streams inside the KNP are seasonally dry during the peak of the dry season.

Human presence[ edit ] There are currently five villages located inside KNP with a total population in of approximately people Erat:Esukutan:Ikenge:Bareka-Batanga: 52, and Bera: In Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt, the Korup village of Ikondokondo Ekundukundu?

The main livelihood activities in the rural areas is subsistence and cash-crop farming oil palms, cocoafishing, hunting and, to some extent, trading.

Korup National Park

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