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Kahuzi-Biega National Park - DR Congo

Map showing the location of Kahuzi Biega NationalPark & UNESCO world heritage site on the western flank of the Great Rift Valley (Democratic Republic of Congo)In Danger from 1997 to present

Area: 6,000 km2

Inscribed: 1980

Criteria: (x) biodiversity

Values: The park covers dense primary tropical forest ranging in altitude from 700 to 3,300m on the western flank of the Albertine Rift.  About 10% of the area comprises a high mountain range dominated by two extinct volcanoes, Mts Kahuzi and Biéga.  This is connected through a narrow corridor to a much more extensive area of lowland rainforest on the fringes of the Congo River basin.  The Park has a diverse and abundant fauna with a population of eastern lowland gorillas, and many rare species that are unique to this part of the Great African Rift Valley.

 

 

 

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Kahuzi-Biega National park world heritage site (in the Democratic Republic of Congo) is a stronghold of the eastern lowland gorilla, and several groups have been habituated for tourismA highland swamp in the Kahuzi-Biega National park world heritage site (Democratic Republic of Congo) provides habitat for numerous endemic species known only from the Albertine Rift region of central AfricaTree ferns are typically found along streams and gorges in the Kahuzi-Biega National park world heritage site (in the Democratic Republic of Congo)The eastern lowland gorilla is a major tourist attraction for visitors to the Kahuzi-Biega National park world heritage site (in the Democratic Republic of Congo)

 

 

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