Africa: 75 biosphere reserves in 28 countries

Last update: June 2017

*African countries that are part of the Arab States

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Countries
Biosphere Reserve
Year of designation
Periodic Reviews
ALGERIA*
BENIN
3 biosphere reservesPendjari19861999; 2015
 '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 200220022014 (joint report); 2017 (national report)
 Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Benin/Togo)2017 
BURKINA FASO
2 biosphere reservesMare aux hippopotames19861998; 2016
 '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 200220022014 (joint report); 2016 (national report)
CAMEROON
3 biosphere reservesWaza19792006; 2016
 Benoué19812006; 2016
 Dja19812006; 2017
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
2 biosphere reservesBasse-Lobaye1977 
 Bamingui-Bangoran1979 
CONGO
2 biosphere reservesOdzala19772017
 Dimonika19882017
DEMOCRATIC REP.OF CONGO
3 biosphere reservesYangambi19761998; 2016
 Luki19761998; 2005
 Lufira19821998; 2016
COTE D'IVOIRE
2 biosphere reservesTaï19771999
 Comoé19831999, 2010
EGYPT*
ETHIOPIA
5 biosphere reservesKafa2010 
 Yayu2010 
 Sheka2012 
 Lake Tana2015 
 Majang Forest2017 
GABON
1 biosphere reserveIpassa-Makokou 19831998
GHANA
3 biosphere reservesBia19831998; 2017
 Songor2011 
 Lake Bosomtwe2016 
GUINEA
4 biosphere reservesMont Nimba19802004; 2017
 Massif du Ziama19802004; 2017
 Badiar20022017
 Haut Niger20022017
GUINEA-BISSAU
1 biosphere reserveBoloma Bijagós19962015
KENYA
6 biosphere reservesMount Kenya19782016
 Mount Kulal19782011
 Malindi-Watamu19792016
 Kiunga19802016
 Amboseli19912003; 2017
 Mount Elgon20032017
MADAGASCAR
4 biosphere reservesMananara Nord19902012
 Sahamalaza-Iles Radama20012012
 Littoral de Toliara2003 
 Belo-sur-Mer—Kirindy-Mite2016 
MALAWI
2 biosphere reservesMount Mulanje20002014
 Lake Chilwa Wetland2006 
MALI
1 biosphere reserveBoucle du Baoulé19821998, 2013
MAURITANIA
1 biosphere reserveDelta du Fleuve Sénégal Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Mauritania/Senegal)2005 
MAURITIUS
1 biosphere reserveMacchabee/Bel Ombre19771998
MOROCCO*
NIGER
3 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; 2014 (joint report)
 Gadabedji2017 
NIGERIA
1 biosphere reserveOmo19771998; 2012
RWANDA
1 biosphere reserveVolcans1983 
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
1 biosphere reserveThe Island of Principe2012 
SENEGAL
5 biosphere reservesSamba Dia19791999; 2015
 Delta du Saloum19801999; 2015
 Niokolo-Koba19811999
 Delta du Fleuve Sénégal Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Mauritania/Senegal)2005 
 Ferlo2012 
SOUTH AFRICA
9 biosphere reservesKogelberg19982010
 Cape West Coast. (Extended in 2003)20002016
 Waterberg20012013
 Kruger to Canyons20012013
 Cape Winelands2007 
 Vhembe2009 
 Gouritz Cluster2015 
 Magaliesberg2015 
 Garden Route2017 
SUDAN*
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
4 biosphere reservesLake Manyara (Extended in 2017)19812017
 Serengeti-Ngorongoro (Extended in 2017)19812017
 East Usambara (Extended in 2017)20002017
 Jozani-Chwaka Bay2016 
TOGO
2 biosphere reservesOti-Kéran/Oti-Mandouri2011 
 Mono Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Benin/Togo)2017 
TUNISIA*
UGANDA
2 biosphere reservesQueen Elizabeth19791998, 2011
 Mount Elgon2005 
ZIMBABWE
1 biosphere reserveMiddle Zambezi2010