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Department of Parks & Wildlife Management (DPWM)


DPWM is the government institution charged with the responsibility of conserving, managing and sustainably developing the country’s wildlife resources and protected areas. It is also the government institution responsible for the implementation of several international conventions, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar), and the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). 

Currently the protected area systems four national parks and three nature reserves covering a total land area of 46,072 hectares, about 4.3% of the Gambia’s land area. The protected areas have been specifically selected for both species richness, habitat fragility, and the endangered nature of the habitat type and/or species found within them. The intention is to provide a safe haven for flora and fauna to flourish without undue interference from man, and to also provide direct benefits to local communities adjacent to protected areas through sound natural resource management practices and eco-tourism development. These national parks and reserves are Abuko Nature Reserve, River Gambia National Park, Niumi National Park, Kiang West National Park, Tanji River Bird Reserve, Bao Bolon Wetland Reserve, and Tanbi Wetland National Park




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