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26A sea shoreline of nearly 320 kmLES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUNSudan-Guinean woodedand shrubby savannahs of AdamawaThey are found between 900 and 1 500m alti- tude. They are seriously damaged because of clearing, grazing and bush fires. Their constitu- ting trees are Daniellia Oliveri, Lophira Lancedata or false shea tree.Medio-sudanian wooded savannahs and dry slight forestThe two types are distant from one another: the one in the south goes through the North-West Region (frontier zone with Nigeria) and, the other one in theA very contrasted landscapenorth is situated down side Benoue basin. The grassy vegetations in this area are essentially made up of graminae (cymbopogon giganteres, Diheteropogon hagerupiti, Elgemandra androphila).Sudan-sahelian wooded savannahs of Benoue basinThey more stretch out in the north in latitude over great surface areas in the Benoue basin and go further to the 10th parallel in the south of Diamare and Mayo- Danae Divisions. The most encountered vegetable species here are: Boswellia dalzielli, Commephora padonculata, Hexalobus monopelatus.Sahel-sudanian “steppes”Steppes are debased forms of shrubby savan- nahs. Its arborescent flora is scattered and of small height. The steppes met in the Far-North region are of two types: a local thick sahel-suda- nian one and a sahel-saharan less stretched out, just limited to the area around Lake Chad.SEA SHORELINECameroon sea shoreline is nearly 320km of two distinct parts: From Rio del Rey to Cameroon estuary (Wouri, Moungo) and beyond, a jagged lower coast unfolds upstream the mouth of River Sanaga.It’s a mangrove and creeks area. It appears to be a sandy coast whose shape was strongly influen- ced by the Mount Cameroon during the process of its formation. From the lower Nyong right up to Campo, you find a rocky coast along which bedrock spurs alternate with little sandy bays. Cameroon maritime frontage distinguishes itself by its tourist appeal.

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