n African Zoology - Le peuplement animal du Mont Nimba (Guinée, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia), M. Lamotte & R. Roy (Eds.) : book review

Volume 49, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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Mount Nimba, straddling the borders of three countries, is one of only three peaks (the other two are in Sierra Leone) above 1500 m in tropical West Africa to the west of Mount Cameroon. Thus it has many faunal elements distinct from the adjacent lowland areas. Despite a long history of biological research and the declaration of a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site in 1981, uncontrolled hunting, and open-cast iron ore mining on the Liberian side, has had devastating effects on the environment.

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