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Oti-Keran/Oti-Mandouri Biosphere Reserve, Togo

The Biosphere Reserve complex, including Keran National Park and the ‘Reserve de Faune l’Oti-Mandouri’, covers 179,000 ha, with 16,710 inhabitants in the northern part of the country.

Designation date: 2011


Regional network:  AfriMAB

Ecosystem-based network: 




    Surface : 179,000 ha

    • Core area(s): 41,914 ha
    • Buffer zone(s): 57,386 ha
    • Transition zone(s): 49,700 ha

    Location: N/A

    Administrative Authorities

    TENGUE Kokou Trévé
    BP : 355

    Tel.: +227 96 53 15 43


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    Ecological Characteristics

    The OKM Complex has a varied topography dominated by river basins and vast plains, which are at the origin of the different ecosystems found in the area. The main vegetation formations include Sudano-Guinean savannah with trees. Because of this vegetation, the complex is home to varied fauna rich mainly in savannah species. 

    Socio-Economic Characteristics

    The region is undergoing significant infrastructure development that can promote the enhancement of the multitude of cultural elements such as the Tata of Koutamatou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the biological potential with the presence of large mammals. This wealth constitutes the basic element for the development of ecotourism in the area.

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    Last updated: January 2020