Preserving Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park

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Preserving Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Introduction to Life Science (Axia) SCI/230

The threat to Manovo-Gounda St floris National Park is overwhelming and should be of great concern. Manovo-Gounda St floris National Park was designated as a World heritage Park because of its unique natural formations and its endangered species. For this reason special attention should be made to help save and preserve the forest and the wild life that resides on the land.

According to the unep-wcmc.org web site that the Park is said to occupy “most of the eastern end of Bamingui-Bangoran province in the north of the country, and its boundary on the north is the international border (www.unep-wcmc.org).” The significance of the park lies in the prosperity of the flora and the wild animal life. The unique natural formations provide shelter for a wide variety of animals, according to the report that was given to UNESCO. “According to the unep-wcmc.org site, the Manovo-Gounda St floris National Park is the biggest savanna park in west and central Africa. The parks land offers a wide variety of environments; The Park savannas cover around seventy percent of the park (CAR, 1992, unep-wcmc.org).”

Species of major concern reported by Central African Republic, within the park are, “black rhinoceros, which is now reduced to fewer than ten animals do to illegal poaching (CAR, 1987).” This should be a major concern that there are fewer then ten black rhinoceros. The small forest elephant are also endangered from illegal poaching, which number in the two thousands to three thousands, as well as leopard and wild dog are endangering as well. Regrettably, illegal poaching of the black rhinoceros and elephant in the park has been so profound, that in turn it has devastated leopard and crocodiles as well. Also, poachers catch other species like lions and hyenas, all the animals are in danger of human encroachment...
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