Tacugama Reserve

Sierra Leone

Tacugama Reserve - Western Area Peninsula National Park covers an area of 17,075 hectares, located in the middle of the Western Area Peninsula.

The reserve was upgraded to its National Park status in 2013, after being protected as a Forest reserve since 1916. It is one of the eight biodiversity hot-spots in Sierra Leone and hosts 80-90% of the country’s terrestrial biodiversity. The reserve cradles vital watersheds such as Guma Dam and Congo Dam; they supply water to 1.5 million people living around the park. At a National Level, the project aims to sensitize the public, advocate for strengthened wildlife and conservation policies, and encourage communities to stop wildlife poaching and hunting



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