Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Okapi Wildlife Reserve
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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.

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Full Name
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Unesco ID
718
Country
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Inscribed
1996 - In Danger
Type
Natural
Criteria
10
Categories
Wildlife habitat - Fauna
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Site History

2007 Reinforced Monitoring

1997 In Danger

impact of the war and civil conflicts in the Great Lakes region

1996 Inscribed

1995 Referred

Bureau - Fulfils Natural criteria but cultural values etc of indigenous pygmies not taken into account. Needs Management plan etc

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