Central African Republic (Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park)

Kimberlyn Boddie
Final Paper
Central African Republic (Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park)
Axia College

The Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park was one of the most significant, cultural and astonishingly beautiful parks in Central Africa.   This national park occupies most of the eastern end of the Bamingui-Bangoran province in the north of the Central African Republic on the international border with Chad.   Although much of Central Africa is forgotten by most of the world and even its own government, however; nature was gracious in giving her gift of nature to its occupants in the surrounding area.   According to the “United Nations Environment Programme”, the Part of the park originally designated as Oubangui-Chari National Park was renamed Matoumara National Park in 1935.   In 1940, the park was renamed again as St. Floris National Park.   In 1960, St. Floris National Park enlarged to 100,700 habitats and to 277,600 habitats in 1974.   1979: Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park designated, including St. Floris National Park and the former Safarafric hunting/tourism concession.   However, in 1997, the park was listed as an endangered World Heritage site because of lack of security and very heavy poaching.
Manovo-Gounda St. Floris Park stretch 6718 square miles and is sectioned into three district zones.   One is the grassy floodplains of the Bahr Aouk and Bahr Kameur rivers in the north, second; transitional plain of bushy or wooded savannah   and the Massif des Bongo in the south.   The plain has coarse, well-drained, generally ferruginous and relatively infertile soils. Particularly if there are depressions in the area.   Manovo-Gounda park is enriched with so much beautiful wildlife and grassy plains.   This park is known as the largest savannah park in the west and central Africa.   The importance of Manovo-Gounda is the various habitats surrounding the area including riverside swaps and seasonally flooded flat valleys.   Wildlife is also ramped in the...