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Badiar Biosphere Reserve, Guinea


Badiar Biosphere Reserve, is situated in the north of Guinea and is adjacent to the Niokolo-Koba Biosphere Reserve in Senegal.

Designation date: 2002


Regional network:  AfriMAB

Ecosystem-based network: 




    Surface : 284,300 ha

    • Core area(s): 113,800 ha
    • Buffer zone(s): 32,800 ha
    • Transition zone(s): 137,700 ha

    Location: 12°30-12°42N/13°12-13°30W

    Administrative Authorities

    Service du Programme sur l’Homme et la Biosphère (MAB-Guinée)
    Conakry, 561

    Tel.: (224) 664 55 48 03


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    Ecological Characteristics

    Main ecosystems: the reserve is a mosaic of 7 types of plain vegetation: plateaux, hills, grassland and shrubland savannahs, woodland savannahs, open forests, gallery forests, swampy grasslands.

    The Badiar Biosphere Reserve is characterized by a certain species of herbaceous vegetation with a grassy formation and a continuous upper herbaceous stratum, with an average size of 2m. It is based on Andropogon sp; Penisetum sp, Mitraguina, Borasus aethiopum, Pilostigma thoningui. The fauna is rich and varied represented by the following species: Cephalophus maxiwelli; Cephalophus rufilatus, Cephalophus tragelaphus, Pantera leo, Canis aureus, Cercopithecus patas, Cercopithecus diana.



    Socio-Economic Characteristics

    The population makes a living mostly out of agriculture, hunting, fishing and livestock raising. Despite poor infrastructure, tourism has also increased in the past few years.



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    Last updated: July 2019