The altitudinal gradient of the forests of the Nimba Mountains
The Nimba Mountains are among the highest peaks in West Africa. They have an uninterrupted forest on their slopes from 400 m to 1600 m altitude, constituting a unique reservoir of biodiversity that can best withstand climate change. It is home to species typical of lowland Guinean forests as well as plants and animals adapted to mid-altitude environments. The maintenance of these forests on the slopes of the Nimba Mountains is essential to maintain a continuous flow of good quality (and quantity) water on which the communities depend so much.