Pico Basilé National Park

The Pico Basilé National Park (Spanish: Parque nacional del Pico Basilé)[1] is a protected area with the status of national park on the island of Bioko in the northern part of the African country of Equatorial Guinea,[2][3] near the Gulf of Guinea, in the Atlantic Ocean. It stands out for its diversity of landscapes and vegetation and especially for its population of primates, that are threatened by the illegal hunting. Although in 2007 the government of that country prohibited the hunting of diverse species, international organisms have shown concern for the noncompliance of the decree.

Pico Basilé National Park
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Basilé Peak
Map showing the location of Pico Basilé National Park
Map showing the location of Pico Basilé National Park
Map showing the location of Pico Basilé National Park
Map showing the location of Pico Basilé National Park
Coordinates3°35′N 08°46′E / 3.583°N 8.767°E / 3.583; 8.767Coordinates: 3°35′N 08°46′E / 3.583°N 8.767°E / 3.583; 8.767
Area30,000 hectares (120 sq mi)

The park is named after the Basilé peak, the highest in Equatorial Guinea, with 3011 m (9878 feet). Administratively it is included within the jurisdiction of the Equatorial Guinean province of Bioko Norte.

It covers an area of 30 thousand hectares[4] and was formally established in 2000.[2]

The government of Equatorial Guinea is taking action to promote sustainable hunting in the park, which would encourage the development of the local rural community.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "María Grande analiza la caza en el Pico Basilé en Guinea Ecuatorial, por Roge Blasco". Fundación Sur (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  2. ^ a b "Pico de Basilé | Protected Planet". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  3. ^ "Conservación del Pico Basilé". Ecoguinea - Proyecto de Conservación: Investigación, sensibilización y formación en Guinea Ecuatorial (in European Spanish). 2015-04-26. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  4. ^ "Pico Basile". www.ikuska.com. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  5. ^ "Assessing the hunting problem in Pico Basilé Region and planning its sustainable hunting and continuous monitoring. - Asociación Ecotono". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2021-01-26.