Dja Complex

The Dja Conservation complex is situated in Cameroon, and includes the Dja Biosphere Reserve (5,260 km²) and the surrounding mosaic of logging concessions, community forests, agro-forestry zones, and even a mining concession.

The area, both protected and unprotected, is home to signifi cant populations of chimpanzees, gorillas, forest elephants and leopards.

Hunting pressure is high, both for subsistence and commercial trade in this area, and an additional threat is posed by fragmentation of gorilla habitat. This fragmentation creates barriers to the movements of gorillas and gene flow, dividing populations into small units and increasing their vulnerability to extinction.