The Okapi Wildlife Reserve occupies about one-fifth of the Ituri forest in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo river basin, of which the reserve and forest are a part, is one of the largest drainage systems in Africa. The reserve contains threatened species of primates and birds and about 5,000 of the estimated 30,000 okapi surviving in the wild. It also has some dramatic scenery, including waterfalls on the Ituri and Epulu rivers. The reserve is inhabited by traditional nomadic pygmy Mbuti and Efe hunters.

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Okapi Wildlife Reserve

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DATA

Region
Africa
Country
Congo 
Category
Natural
Name
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Selection Criteria (?)
(x)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Registered in 1996, Reserved Area, Wildlife, World Heritage in Danger