Lagoas Cufada Natural Park

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Coordinates: 11°42′36″N 15°04′46″W / 11.71006°N 15.07942°W / 11.71006; -15.07942

The Lagoas de Cufada Natural Park is found in Guinea-Bissau. It was established on 1 December 2000. This site is 890 km².[2] It was the first protected area in Guinea-Bissau.

Lagoas de Cufada Natural Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Official nameLagoa de Cufada
Designated14 May 1990
Reference no.469[1]

Chimpanzees are reported to occur in the National Park, making nests in oil palms, but details are lacking about density and size of the chimpanzee population within the protected area (Kormos et al. 2003)

Other animals found at the site include; Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), Roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus), African buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Hyenas and African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis).


  1. ^ "Lagoa de Cufada". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ World Database on Protected Areas[permanent dead link]

Kormos, R., Boesch, C. Bakarr, M. I. and Butynaski, T. M. 2003. West African Chimpanzees. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.