Atlantic Equatorial Coastal Forests

The Atlantic Equatorial, Coastal Forests region covers an area of 73,200 square miles and extends along the Atlantic coast. Apart from Gabon, other countries covered by the ecoregion include; CameroonEquatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a forested region which is home to mammal which includes; Chimpanzees, Western Gorilla, forest elephants, and buffaloes. It is also rich in smaller mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles. The area also has a very high level of endemism and currently is home to over 50% of endemic plant life of West Africa. Endemic animals in the region include; the sun-tailed monkey, the long-footed shrew, and the African smoky mouse.