Africa (64 biosphere reserves in 28 countries)

Last update: October 2013

Countries
Biosphere Reserve
Year of designation
Periodic Review
Second Periodic Review
ALGERIA*
BENIN
2 biosphere reservesPendjari19861999 
 'W' Region. Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Benin/Burkina Faso/Niger). Région "W" du Niger established 1996, extensions in Benin and Burkina Faso as a TBR in 20022002  
BURKINA FASO
2 biosphere reservesMare aux hippopotames19861998 
 'W' Region. Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Benin/Burkina Faso/Niger). Région "W" du Niger established 1996, extensions in Benin and Burkina Faso as a TBR in 20022002  
CAMEROON
3 biosphere reservesWaza19792006 
 Benoué19812006 
 Dja19812006 
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
2 biosphere reservesBasse-Lobaye1977  
 Bamingui-Bangoran1979  
CONGO
2 biosphere reservesOdzala1977  
 Dimonika1988  
DEMOCRATIC REP.OF CONGO
3 biosphere reservesYangambi19761998 
 Luki19761998 
 Lufira19821998 
COTE D'IVOIRE
2 biosphere reservesTaï19771999 
 Comoé198319992010
EGYPT*
ETHIOPIA
3 biosphere reservesKafa2010  
 Yayu2010  
 Sheka2012  
GABON
1 biosphere reserveIpassa-Makokou 19831998
GHANA
2 biosphere reservesBia19831998 
 Songor2011  
GUINEA
4 biosphere reservesMont Nimba19802004 
 Massif du Ziama19802004 
 Badiar2002  
 Haut Niger2002  
GUINEA-BISSAU
1 biosphere reserveBoloma Bijagós1996  
KENYA
6 biosphere reservesMount Kenya1978  
 Mount Kulal19782011 
 Malindi-Watamu1979  
 Kiunga1980  
 Amboseli19912003 
 Mount Elgon2003  
MADAGASCAR
3 biosphere reservesMananara Nord19902012 
 Sahamalaza-Iles Radama20012012 
 Littoral de Toliara2003  
MALAWI
2 biosphere reservesMount Mulanje2000  
 Lake Chilwa Wetland2006  
MALI
1 biosphere reserveBoucle du Baoulé198219982013
MAURITANIA
1 biosphere reserveDelta du Fleuve Sénégal Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Mauritania/Senegal)2005  
MAURITIUS
1 biosphere reserveMacchabee/Bel Ombre19771998 
MOROCCO*
NIGER
2 biosphere reservesAïr et Ténéré19972009 
 'W' Region. Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Benin/Burkina Faso/Niger). Région "W" du Niger established 1996, extensions in Benin and Burkina Faso as a TBR in 200220022013 
NIGERIA
1 biosphere reserveOmo197719982012
RWANDA
1 biosphere reserveVolcans1983  
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
1 biosphere reserveThe Island of Principe2012  
SENEGAL
5 biosphere reservesSamba Dia19791999 
 Delta du Saloum19801999 
 Niokolo-Koba19811999 
 Delta du Fleuve Sénégal Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Mauritania/Senegal)2005  
 Ferlo2012  
SOUTH AFRICA
6 biosphere reservesKogelberg19982010 
 Cape West Coast. Extension 20032000  
 Waterberg20012013 
 Kruger to Canyons20012013 
 Cape Winelands2007  
 Vhembe2009  
SUDAN*
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA    
3 biosphere reservesLake Manyara1981  
 Serengeti-Ngorongoro1981  
 East Usambara2000  
TOGO
1 biosphere reserveOti-Kéran/Oti-Mandouri2011  
TUNISIA*
UGANDA
2 biosphere reservesQueen Elizabeth197919982011
 Mount Elgon2005  
ZIMBABWE
1 biosphere reserveMiddle Zambezi2010