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Cameroon

Capital: Yaounde
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 472,710 (2007)
 
Population (people): 19,078,100 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 40.36 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.6% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 52 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 73 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $2,417.75 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 3.3% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 43.5% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): No data
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): 1104630 (2011)
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 10.86% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 3.86% (2014)

 
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All Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Abong-Mbang 146631 146631 1597 Not Reported
Babules 146628 146628 489 Not Reported
Bafia 1627 1627 323 Not Reported
Bakaka 478165 478165 157 Not Reported
Bakossi 555547998 555547998 293 II
Bambuko 317164 317164 242 Not Reported
Banyang-Mbo 20112 20112 691 IV
Benoué 3011 3011 1666 Not Reported
Bouba Ndjida 606 606 2115 II
Boumba - Bek 30675 30675 2487 IV
Boumba Bek 308624 308624 2365 II
Bénoué 607 607 1980 II
Campo-Ma'an 1242 1242 2610 II
Deng Deng 555547995 555547995 748 Not Reported
Dibamba 478160 478160 187 Not Reported
Dibombe Mabobe 478173 478173 193 Not Reported
Dja 3012 3012 6210 Not Reported
Dja 1240 1240 5259 IV
Dja Faunal Reserve 17758 17758 5808 Not Assigned
Douala Edéa 1244 1244 1682 IV
Ebo 555548870 555548870 1417 Not Reported
Ejagham 317159 317159 841 Not Reported
Etinde 93792 93792 186 Not Reported
Faro 1241 1241 3497 II
Foret de Deng-Deng 478175 478175 593 Not Reported
Fungom 146627 146627 333 Not Reported
Kom 555547997 555547997 678 Not Reported
Korup 20058 20058 1296 II
Kribi 555548873 555548873 1273 Not Reported
Lobéké 1245 1245 2154 II
Ma Mbed Mbed 555548872 555548872 142 Not Reported
Ma'an/Boucles du Ntem 146629 146629 1030 Not Reported
Makombe 308627 308627 355 Not Reported
Mangrove de Mabeta Kangue 478161 478161 202 Not Reported
Mawne River 308630 308630 451 Not Reported
Mbam et Djerem 20166 20166 4288 II
Mbambe 146626 146626 286 Not Reported
Mengamé 308636 308636 267 IV
Mongokele 146630 146630 577 Not Reported
Mont Cameroun 555547994 555547994 582 II
Mont Nlonako 308631 308631 641 Not Reported
Mpem et Djim 555547993 555547993 974 II
Ndongere 308634 308634 2325 Not Reported
Nki 30674 30674 3238 II
Nkom Wum 478157 478157 117 Not Reported
Nkwende Hills 478162 478162 410 Not Reported
Nta Ali 317160 317160 307 Not Reported
Reserve de Deng-Deng 478163 478163 384 Not Reported
Rumpi Hills 20117 20117 452 Not Reported
So-Lala 478189 478189 394 Not Reported
South Bakundu 317162 317162 188 Not Reported
Takamanda 555547996 555547996 628 II
Tchabal Mbabo 555548871 555548871 1066 Not Reported
Vallée du Mbéré 308637 308637 742 II
Waza 608 608 1407 II
Waza 2056 2056 1407 Not Reported
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Terrestrial Ecoregions

No Ecoregions found in this country

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Marine Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Gulf of Guinea Central 2.56 3.36 2.08 13.48 21.78
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Number of Amphibian, Bird and Mammal Species
Class Total number of species (sum of CR, EN, VU, NT, LC and DD) Total number of threatened species (sum of CR, EN and VU) Critically Endangered (CR) Endangered (EN) Vulnerable (VU) Near Threatened (NT) Least Concern (LC) Data Deficient (DD)
Amphibia
201 55 9 31 15 10 122 14
Aves
903 26 1 10 15 29 843 5
Mammalia
370 44 4 18 22 14 278 34
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