Okapi Wildlife Reserve
The Okapi Wildlife Reserve is home to about 5,000 of the estimated 30,000 okapi surviving in the wild.
The Reserve, created in 1992, is located in the north-east of the DR of Congo.
This Wildlife Reserve is part of the Ituri rainforest. The reserve also contains other many endemic and threatened species of primates and birds. It shares the same geographical region and many features with two other WHS, Dja Faunal Reserve and Salonga National Park.
Some 4,000 people live inside the reserve, mostly Mbuti pygmies.
Map of Okapi Wildlife ReserveLoad map
2007 Reinforced Monitoring
1997 In Danger
impact of the war and civil conflicts in the Great Lakes region
Bureau - Fulfils Natural criteria but cultural values etc of indigenous pygmies not taken into account. Needs Management plan etc
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