Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|vii||To contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.||All|
|x||To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.||All|
|Congo Nile Trail||2019||82.4km||site_ao|
|Kuruhimbi Milk Bar||2019||108km||site_ao|
|Lake Mburo National Park||2018||158km||site_ao|
|Igongo Cultural Centre||2018||123.2km||site_ao|
|Virunga National Park||2018||115.7km||site_ao|
|Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Center||2018||24km||site_ao|
|The Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest||2018||0.1km||site_ao|
|Rwenzori Mountains National Park||1994||147.9km||site_whs|
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