The park is situated at the transition between the Gabonese rain forest and the savannah-dominated Batéké Plateau of the Republic of the Congo.It provides breathtaking views of narrow stretches of forest along the banks of the Mpassa River meandering into the savannah.
The park once teemed with wildlife. But the bushmeat and illegal ivory trade along with organised eradication of large carnivores had taken its toll on the mammal species in the area, writes Daniela Hedwig for The Conversation Africa.
Large Mammals Are Back in Gabon's Batéké Park
The Conversation Africa, 3 April 2018
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The Bateke Plateau National Park is situated at the transition between forest and savannah habitats. It provides breathtaking views of narrow stretches of forest along the Mpassa river reaching out into the savannah.
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