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Salonga National Park*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Type Natural
Criteria vii, x
Reference 280
Region** Africa
Inscription history
Inscription 1984  (8th Session)
Endangered 1999–
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
** Region as classified by UNESCO.
Salonga National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Location Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates 2°0′0″S 21°00′0″E / 2°S 21°E / -2; 21Coordinates: 2°0′0″S 21°00′0″E / 2°S 21°E / -2; 21
Area 36,000 km²
Established 1970
Governing body l'Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN)

Salonga National Park is a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo located in the Congo River basin. It is Africa's largest tropical rainforest reserve. Animals in the park include Bonobos, Salonga monkeys, Tshuapa red colobus, Zaire peacocks, forest elephants, and African slender-snouted crocodiles. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. As a result of the civil war in the eastern half of the country, it was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger in 1999.

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Salonga National Park is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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