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Natural habitats of the OK- KPS Landscape
With no less than 30 mammal species, 13 of which are conservation priority species, and nine species of reptiles, including one vulnerable species (African dwarf crocodile), the OKKPS landscape is an important conservation area. Key species include the western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus), forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), African buffalo (Syncerus caffer), green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus), western black-and-white colobus (Colobus polykomos), sooty mangabey (Cercocebus atys) and spot-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus petaurista), as well as hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), black duiker (Cephalophus niger), African golden cat (Caracal aurata) and various species of genets. These habitats constitute a priority conservation area to ensure the ecosystem services that guarantee the wellbeing of both wildlife and the local communities.