Niger creates Africa's largest protected reserve

Termit Massif and Tin Toumma National Nature and Cultural Reserve (c)Thomas Rabeil/SCF This inhospitable-looking landscape is home to some critically endangered species. The Niger government, this month, formally decreed this whole area - the Termit Massif and Tin Toumma desert - to be a national nature and cultural reserve. At almost 100,000 square kilometres it is the largest single protected area in Africa.

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