A long history of intense human activity, coupled with a relatively dry climate, meant that most of the closed forests of both Benin and Togo had already been lost when colonial administrations were imposed late in the 19th century. Now only tiny relict forest patches remain and the flora and fauna of both countries are seriously endangered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff Sayer
    • 1
  1. 1.IUCNSwitzerland

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