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.

Virunga National Park 
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national park
Wikipedia
Wikivoyage
Instance of national park
Location North Kivu, Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Creator
Heritage designation
  • World Heritage Site (1979)
  • Ramsar site
IUCN protected areas category
  • IUCN category II: National Park
Inception 1925
Area
  • 7,800 square kilometre
official website
Authority control
VIAF ID: 266606272
GND ID: 16298886-2
World Heritage Site ID: 63
BNE ID: XX4812227
Wikidata

0° 55′ 00.12″ S, 29° 10′ 00.12″ E

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Subcategories

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