Fazao-Malfakassa National Park is the largest of the three national parks located in Togo. Its location in the central part of the country, and its area of 1920 square kilometers, ensured that this park has a great diversity of habitats. It was created by merging the protected forests of Fazao and Malfakassa in 1975. Fazao-Malfakassa National Park has about 250 bird species, although it is assumed that there are more. There are also many mammal species, from the smallest rodents to elephants. The elephant population suffered serious threats of extinction in the territory of Togo from 1990 to 2003 due to poaching. About 50 of these magnificent animals lived in the park in 2003, and up to these days, they are very cautious and rarely seen. The stock of ungulates is rich, and there are chimpanzees and other primates. Since 2002, UNESCO has included Fazao-Malfakassa National Park on the World Heritage tentative list.