Ecological sites in Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau abounds with exceptionally rich sites to the point of being considered in West Africa as an ideal ecological sanctuary. Examples include the Bijagos archipelago, which consists of 88 islands and small islands lined with mangroves and palm trees and covers a surface of sq. 2,500 km off the coast of Guinea Bissau.
The archipelago is a magical and wild zone whose fauna and flora include species of monkeys, gazelles, crocodiles, dolphins, manatees, turtles, migratory birds and a rare herd of hippopotamuses that are also found in the sea.
Other sites rich in biodiversity are also found across the country, such as the Natural Park of the Cacheu River Mangroves now regarded as the largest expanse of mangroves in West Africa, and also the Orango National Park engulfing five islands, including the Orango island which is the greenest, the wildest and the largest of the archipelago.