Bwindi is home to over half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas, and over 120 mammal species.
Bwindi forest situated in southwestern Uganda, along the border of DR Congo and Rwanda is reportedly the country's oldest forest.
It has exceptional biodiversity with various fauna and flora species.
Among others, it's home to over half of the world's population of the endangered mountain gorillas, and over 120 mammal species comprising monkeys, butterflies and over 347 bird species. The national park is mainly popular for gorilla trekking which attracts tourists from all over the world.
Bwindi became a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994 due to its ecological significance.
The UN Bureau recommended that the committee inscribe the site which has one of the richest faunal communities in East Africa on grounds of it hosting almost half of the world's mountain gorillas, and one of the most important forests for mountain butterflies and birds.
It furthermore commended the Government of Uganda, as well as the donors on their efforts to obtain international funding for the establishment of a model management regime.