Sangha Transboundary Complex

The Sangha Trinational complex comprises over 25,000 km² of contiguous lowland tropical rainforest that is of critical biological significance. It includes three national parks spanning three countries: the Lobéké National Park in Cameroon, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in Central African Republic and the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo, and together support one of the most pristine blocks of protected forest in Central Africa.

It is home to one of the largest remaining populations of gorillas and chimpanzees on the continent, and also harbors significant populations of other endangered large mammal species such as forest elephants.

The main threats faced by western gorillas in the area stem from commercial hunting, commercial logging and artisanal mining, although a innovative collaboration with private sector logging company in the Congo sector of the complex has helped to mitigate these threats.