Okapi Wildlife Reserve

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.

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Stephen O'Brien

Australia - 08-Oct-13 -

We travelled there in 1988 and we were stunned by the natural beauty and the intent of the staff to conserve the area.

Amani Denis Machumbi

Australia - 06-Aug-08 -

Etant citoyen congolais vivant a l'etranger, je suis tres interessnt de savoir plus concernant notre unique et special mammel Okapi. Il ya une chose que j'ai decouvert, quant on est chez sios on a toujour la tendence d' ignore la valeur de votre territoire. Mais de qu'on quitte le pays voila l'importance de la fief.

Mon souhais en est que vous fassiez toujour des efforts en fin de bien vouloir proteger cette unique espece au monde.

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Site Info

Full Name
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Unesco ID
Congo (Democratic Republic)
1996 - In Danger
Wildlife habitat - Fauna

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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