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Parc national des Virunga

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Description This equatorial park in the African Rift Valley contains two large lakes and boasts some of the most substantial concentrations of wild mammals in Africa, or perhaps in the world, including some of the few remaining mountain gorillas in the wild.

The oldest stone tools in the world have been found near these lakeshores.

Country Congo (Democratic Republic)
Latitude -1° 15' 0" (-1.2500)
Longitude 29° 30' 0" (29.5000)


 Africa Lake Biodiversity Conservation Priorities 2003

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Biodiversity Conservation

Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
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