Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

This is my very first card from Uganda. It must be quite an experience to see these mountain gorillas. 
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley, was classified as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. 

Photo: Petr Hejtmánek
This national park mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics. - in:

1 comment:

An Africanist said...

Wow, great card and pic!