21 May 2013
Who are we?
Geology and Hydrography
When to visit the Park
How to get to the Park
Riding in the park
Virtual visit of the Park
Books, Maps, Guides
Enforcing the Law
Guides and transport
Respect for nature
Visas and vaccinations
Focus on carnivorous
Elephant and Hippopotamus
FAUNA & TERRITORIES
BIOMASS AND TERRITORIES
People of the ATACORA
Hunting in Benin
Big game Hunting
Small game Hunting
Research in progress
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http://www.pendjari.net/english/IMG... The Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (RBP), mistakenly called Pendjari National Park (PNP) is located in the far northwest of the Republic of Benin.
It is part of the WAP (W-Arli-Pendjari ecosystem) and is one of the largest protected areas of West Africa. Other protected areas include the RBP, Transboundary Biosphere Reserve of Niger W (shared between Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso), and various other places in Burkina Faso (Pama Reserve Totale Arli, (...)
http://www.pendjari.net/english/IMG... Following the requirements of Biosphere Reserves created by (MAB-UNESCO), various planning must take into account not only aspects of wildlife conservation but also the needs of the local population in the sustainable use of natural resources. The zoning for the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve presents three main zones which are further subdivided according to usage and activities that take place within the zone.
Four central areas have been identified (...)
Geology and Hydrography
Pendjari River is the only major river in the park. It rises in the Atacora Mountains in Benin, passes through the Togo as the Oti and then empties into Lake Volta in Ghana.
The Pendjari River is 300 km total in length with approximately 200km in the National Pendjari Park. It has a low flow in the dry season and dries up in several places. There are many ponds/lakes formed from the main river bed. However, other permanent lakes occupy the side channels of the Pendjari River given its (...)
Pendjari National Park Administration
The Direction of Pendjari National Park (DPNP) is the administrative office responsible for the daily management of the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve. Since 1996, DPNP is one of the administrative organizations of the National Centre for Management of Wildlife Reserves (CENAGREF).
For the first 50 years, the area of Pendjari was known as a forest reserve and on December 13, 1954 the area was exclusively known for the Pendjari wildlife loop. The (...)
The National Center of Management of Wildlife Reserves (CENAGREF) is an Office of State with a social, scientific, and cultural nature, and with administrative and financial autonomy.
Created by the decree n° 96-73 on April 2, 1996, its mission is the conservation and management of the Protected Areas defined by the complex of complete natural reserves, national parks, wildlife reserves, special reserves or sanctuaries of hunting zones and their buffer zones, existing or created in the (...)
W National Park - Benin
Like the Direction of Pendjari National Park, the Direction of W National Park is another administrative organization entity of the National Centre for Management of Wildlife Reserves (CENAGREF).
DPNW is the administrative office responsible for the daily management of W National Park. Park W of Benin is one component of the Regional Park W Niger, which is now part of the transboundary Biosphere Reserve among Bénin, Niger and Burkina (...)
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