Parc National de la Ruvubu

Parc National de la Ruvubu

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    50,800 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    03°10'S 30°19'E
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Parc National de la Ruvubu. 14/03/13; Karuzi, Muyinga, Ruyigi and Cankuzo; 50,800 ha; 03°10'00"S 030°20'00"E. National Park. A permanent freshwater river surrounded by marshes, shrubs and tree dominated wetlands. It is a biodiversity-rich site with 44 mammal species, 412 waterbird species, 13 reptile and 14 fish species. The site is known to be a very important habitat for the IUCN Red-Listed Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibious (from which the site name was derived) and Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus listed on Appendix 1 of CITES. Its main vegetation is wooded savannah with surrounding gallery forests bordering the Ruvubu River. Hydrological functions include flood control and sediment trapping. Human activities include harvesting of medicinal plants and other non-timber forest products. Ramsar Site no. 2148. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

Administrative region: 
Karuzi, Muyinga, Ruyigi, Cankuzo

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    • National Park
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