Divided between Guinea, Ivory Coast and Liberia, the landscape of the Nimba Mountains has a wide variety of habitats, from dense rainforest to montane grasslands, spread over an altitudinal gradient from 400 to 1750m.
The landscape has a strong tourism potential. It is a unique centre of endemism for many plants and animals. The Guinean and Ivorian sections are recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The support Program for the preservation of forest ecosystems in west africa(PAPFor) in support of Protected Areas and cross-border collaboration helps local communities to develop sustainable livelihoods that are compatible with maintaining forest cover.
|Mt Nimba||Strict NR||Classified||GUI||130 km²|
|Bossou Hills||Strict NR||Classified||GUI||3.2 km²|
|East Nimba||NR||Classified||LIB||135 km²|
|Mt Nimba||Integral Reserve||Classified||CI||51 km²|
Starting of the project: January 2021
End of project date : April 2024
|The PAPFor programme in the Nimba Mountains Landscape is implemented by UNOPS, with a field team based in Nzérékoré.|
Agreements with the agencies in charge of Protected Areas in each of the three countries have been established to ensure optimal ownership.