Burkina Faso is home to most diverse wildlife in West Africa, with more than 650 mammal and 1,407 different plant species. The Volta River basin is home to almost 200 species of aquatic wildlife, as well as Nile crocodile and hippopotamus. There are four national parks and 12 Wildlife Conservation Units covering the entire country. Burkina Faso is home to the world’s largest population of roan antelope, though overall population of these African land grazers is in decline. W National Park, which spans Niger, Benin, and Burkina Faso, provides sanctuary for West African Elephants and is one of the last remaining landscapes in which you will find the rare and critically endangered Saharan cheetah.
Ministry of Environment and Water Resources;Department of Wildlife and Hunting
Director of Wildlife and Hunting
03 PB 7044
Tel: +226 76 66 33 02/70 09 71 77/78 28 73 28
Fax:+226 25 35 82 43