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Complete List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Missing and Received can be seen HERE

Monday, March 25, 2013

Democratic Republic of Congo - Okapi Wildlife Reserve

"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."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage List
This beautiful postcard showing an Okapi in Democratic Republic of Congo was sent to me by Postcard Interactive Company of Sydney. The store specialises in UNESCO World Heritage Site Postcards. You can also find many nice postcards there.
It is inscribed as a Natural Heritage Site in Danger.


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