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A promising landscape

Dubbed ‘Africa in miniature,’ Cameroon offers a microcosm of the continent’s faunal and floral diversity, but also its challenges too
With 90 percent of the ecosystem types found in Africa, Cameroon boasts both forest-dwelling primates, such as chimpanzees, and savanna wildlife, such as lions.

Cameroon has often been called “Africa in miniature” because it mirrors so much of the continent’s diversity. That’s especially true from an ecological standpoint. Like its mother continent, Cameroon boasts a coastline, mountains, savanna, desert and tropical rainforests. Though just larger than Sweden in terms of geographic size, this Central African nation hosts roughly 90 percent of all the ecosystem types found in Africa.

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