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The Island of Príncipe

The Island of Príncipe

Príncipe Located in the Gulf of Guinea, the biosphere reserve includes the entire surface of the island of Principe and several islets, together with an extensive marine area. It houses a rich biodiversity, with many endemic species among vascular plants, molluscs, insects, birds, reptiles and bats. It contains a wide range of communities and habitats of international importance as tropical primary forests. The area has is of great importance for the reproduction of sea turtles, seabirds and cetaceans, as well as for the conservation of coral reefs.

Declaration Date: 2012

Country: São Tomé and Príncipe

Surface Area: 71,592.56 ha

Resident population: 7,324 inhabitants

Contact: Antonio D. Abreu    antoniodabreu@gmail.com

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