Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

UNESCO RegionAfrica
LocationDistricts of Kabale, Kisoro and Rukungiri
CoordinatesS1 4 50 E29 39 41
Inscription Date1994
Property (ha)32,092
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsCivil unrest
All ThreatsHuman resources
Unesco Reference Number682
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionLocated in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.
StatusWorld Heritage Site