Camp Noe and Tai Forest
Camp Noe is located at 11 km from the edge of the forest and around 200m from l’Institut d’Ecologie Tropicale (IET). The nearest villages are Paouleoula, Gouleako 1 and 2.
Taï National Park is the last substantial block of intact forest remaining in West Africa. The forest was once part of a large forest belt, theUpper Guinea Forest that covered a vast area fromGhana to Sierra Leone. Its decline in size has been dramatic, particularly in the 20thcentury (Martin 1991).
The official area today is 330,000 ha in addition to a 20,000 ha buffer zone, which is contiguous to the 73,000 ha ‘Réserve de Faune du N'Zo’ to the north of the park. The park is located in the southwest cornerof Ivory Coast near the Liberian border about 200 km south of Man and 100 km from the Gulf of Guinea coast in the districts of Guiglo and Sassandra.
From: Monkeys of the Taï Forest: An African Primate Community. WS McGraw, K Zuberbühler and R Noë (Eds.)