Volcans in Rwanda

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

WDPA ID

863

Reported Area

160.0 km²

Data Provider

Ministry of Environment and Lands, Rwanda

Attributes

Original Name Volcans

English Designation National Park

IUCN Management Category II

Status Designated

Type of Designation National

Status Year 1929

Sublocation

Governance Type Federal or national ministry or agency

Management Authority Not Reported

Management Plan Not Reported

International Criteria Not Applicable

Site network

  • Transboundary sites

3 Countries involved

15 Protected Areas

  • Uganda
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda

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Kigezi Wildlife Reserve

Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park World Heritage Site

Rutshuru Hunting Area

Queen Elizabeth National Park UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

Parc national des Virunga Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Semuliki National Park

Parc national des Volcans UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

Rwenzori Mountains National Park World Heritage Site

Volcans National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park World Heritage Site

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Site network breakdown

  • Transboundary sites

Kigezi

in Uganda

Kigezi

English Designation

Wildlife Reserve

IUCN Category

III

WDPA ID

1443

Year of Designation

Reported Area

265.0 km2

Virunga

in Democratic Republic of Congo

Virunga

English Designation

National Park

IUCN Category

II

WDPA ID

166889

Year of Designation

Reported Area

7768.9 km2

Virunga National Park

in Democratic Republic of Congo

Virunga National Park

English Designation

World Heritage Site

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

2017

Year of Designation

Reported Area

7900.0 km2

Rutshuru

in Democratic Republic of Congo

Rutshuru

English Designation

Hunting Area

IUCN Category

VI

WDPA ID

20331

Year of Designation

Reported Area

660.7 km2

Queen Elizabeth National Park

in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park

English Designation

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

3051

Year of Designation

Reported Area

7395.0 km2

Parc national des Virunga

in Democratic Republic of Congo

Parc national des Virunga

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

478291

Year of Designation

Reported Area

8000.0 km2

Queen Elizabeth

in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth

English Designation

National Park

IUCN Category

II

WDPA ID

957

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2056.0 km2

Rwenzori Mountains

in Uganda

Rwenzori Mountains

English Designation

National Park

IUCN Category

II

WDPA ID

18438

Year of Designation

Reported Area

995.0 km2

Mgahinga Gorilla

in Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla

English Designation

National Park

IUCN Category

II

WDPA ID

313109

Year of Designation

Reported Area

38.0 km2

Semuliki

in Uganda

Semuliki

English Designation

National Park

IUCN Category

II

WDPA ID

40042

Year of Designation

Reported Area

220.0 km2

Parc national des Volcans

in Rwanda

Parc national des Volcans

English Designation

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

5190

Year of Designation

Reported Area

160.0 km2

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

in Uganda

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

English Designation

World Heritage Site

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

61608

Year of Designation

Reported Area

996.0 km2

Bwindi Impenetrable

in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable

English Designation

National Park

IUCN Category

II

WDPA ID

18437

Year of Designation

Reported Area

327.0 km2

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

English Designation

World Heritage Site

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

61609

Year of Designation

Reported Area

320.9 km2