Category:Virunga National Park

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This place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as Virunga National Park.

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Virunga National Park was established in 1925 as Africa's first national park. It was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1979. In later years it has become known for its mountain gorillas, although poaching and the Congo Civil War have seriously damaged its wildlife population. The park is managed by the Congolese National Park Authorities, the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) and receives vital funding from the European Union. In August 2008, Emmanuel de Merode was appointed Director and Chief Warden for the park, commanding a ranger force of 680 men.

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Virunga National Park 
national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Instance ofnational park
Location Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu, Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Heritage designation
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Virunga National Park, World Heritage selection criterion (vii), World Heritage selection criterion (viii), World Heritage selection criterion (x), 1979–)
  • Ramsar site
IUCN protected areas category
  • IUCN category II: National Park
Inception
  • 1925
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0° 30′ 00″ S, 29° 30′ 00″ E
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