A vast area of primary tropical forest dominated by two spectacular extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega, the park has a diverse and abundant fauna. One of the last groups of eastern lowland (graueri) gorillas (consisting of only some 250 individuals) lives at between 2,100 and 2,400 m above sea-level.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|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||105.1km||site_ao|
|Kuruhimbi Milk Bar||2019||156km||site_ao|
|Lake Mburo National Park||2018||328.3km||site_ao|
|Igongo Cultural Centre||2018||299.3km||site_ao|
|Virunga National Park||2018||285.3km||site_ao|
|Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Center||2018||200.9km||site_ao|
|Kahuzi-Biéga National Park||2018||100.8km||site_ao|
|The Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest||2018||187.7km||site_ao|
|Bwindi Impenetrable National Park||1994||187.5km||site_whs|
|Rwenzori Mountains National Park||1994||329.8km||site_whs|
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