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Burkina Faso Conservation
Burkina Faso conservation efforts play an important role in balancing the country’s habitat loss and threatened plant and animal species.
There are a number of conservation efforts, including the protection and breeding programs for orynx and other threatened species. Protection of wild dog populations is also a key focus, as well as threatened species like chimpanzee and cheetah.
Burkina Faso has also signed a number of international conventions regarding nature conservation, the most important being CITES, Bonn (migratory species), UNESCO World Heritage, Bern, Ramsar Humid Zones, Biodiversity Conservation, African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (Organisation of African Unity), and Convention on Climatic Change.
Preservation Burkina Faso
Preservation Burkina Faso seeks to protect areas which contain key ecosystems and limited resources – in particular the forest areas in the country.
Burkina Faso has 78 protected areas spanning about 14% of the country. Defined areas include classified forests, total or partial wildlife reserves, national parks, game ranches, biosphere reserves and Ramsar sites.
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