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Things To Know About Salonga National Park

Salonga National Park is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa.

The park covers an area of approximately 36,000 square kilometers, making it one of the largest tropical rainforests in the world.

Salonga National Park was established in 1970 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

The park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species, including endangered species such as the bonobo, forest elephant, and Congo peafowl.

The park is also home to numerous indigenous communities, who have lived in the area for generations and rely on the park's resources for their livelihoods.

Salonga National Park faces a number of threats, including poaching, illegal logging, and mining activities, as well as the ongoing civil conflict in the region.

Efforts are being made to protect the park and its biodiversity, including through the work of local conservation organizations and international partnerships.

Visiting Salonga National Park as a tourist is possible, but requires permits and organized tours, as the park is largely inaccessible and requires specialized equipment and guides to explore.