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Senegal: Niokolo-Koba National Park

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This national park represents all the unique ecosystems of the
Sudanese bioclimatic zone, including forests, lush savannas, waterways, and
rocky hills. These diverse habitats provide shelter for countless wildlife—from
lions (said to be the largest in Africa) and leopards to chimps and Derby eland,
the largest antelope in the world—and bloom with more than 1,500 plant species.
Threats from poaching, illegal livestock grazing, bush fires, and the drying of
ponds landed the park on the Danger List in 2007. —Sandra Ramani

World's Most Endangered Sites

Senegal: Niokolo-Koba National Park

This national park represents all the unique ecosystems of the
Sudanese bioclimatic zone, including forests, lush savannas, waterways, and
rocky hills. These diverse habitats provide shelter for countless wildlife—from
lions (said to be the largest in Africa) and leopards to chimps and Derby eland,
the largest antelope in the world—and bloom with more than 1,500 plant species.
Threats from poaching, illegal livestock grazing, bush fires, and the drying of
ponds landed the park on the Danger List in 2007. —Sandra Ramani

Ariadne Van Zandbergen / Alamy

World's Most Endangered Sites

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