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Salonga National Park
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Type of site: Natural Heritage in danger
Date of Inscription: 1984
Location: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Provinces of Equateur, Bandundu and Kasaï Oriental
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Description: Salonga National Park is largest tropical rainforest reserve in Africa. The park, being located at the heart of the central basin of the Congo River, is very isolated and is only accessible by water. It is home to various endemic endangered species, for instance the Congo peacock, the dwarf chimpanzee, the forest elephant and the African slender-snouted or 'false' crocodile. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Salonga National Park is a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo located in the Congo River basin. It is Africa's largest tropical rainforest reserve. Animals in the park include Bonobos, Salonga monkeys, Tshuapa red colobus Zaire peacocks, forest elephants, and African slender-snouted crocodiles. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. As a result of the civil war in the eastern half of the country, it was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger in 1999. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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