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Diversity, abundance, occurrence, and conservation status of mammals on the islands of Azagny National southern Côte d’Ivoire

Djaha André Koffi, Kouamé Bertin Akpatou, Salifou Koné, Dédé Azani, Yao Célestin Kouakou

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Int. J. Biosci.21(3), 52-62, September 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.3.52-62


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This study was carried out on two islands of the Azagny National Park (ANP) located about halfway along the coast in the south of Côte d’Ivoire. The survey lasted from August to October 2021. It aims to contribute to the conservation of the parc by providing the manager with primary scientific data on mammal communities of the islands. The objective of this study is to determine the specific richness, relative abundance, occurrence, and conservation status of the Mammals of the two islands using the camera trapping method. Thus 18 species belonging to six Orders, 10 families and 17 genera, were detected. Mammals are present on both islands. However, the largest island exhibits greater diversity (15 species) than the smallest (09 species). Furthermore, six species have been observed on both islands. Five of the surveyed species are of conservation interest according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list, including the west African chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes’ verus) a critically endangered species and the white-naped mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus), an endangered species. This pioneering exploration reveals a high conservation value of ANP including its islands.


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