EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Protected Areas, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2012

This polygon dataset represents the boundaries of the network of protected areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, classified as national parks, biosphere reserves, nature reserves, game reserves, game reserves, and scientific reserve. The original map data were produced by the Observatory of Central African Forests (OFAC) under the FORAF project and some Congolese Institute partners for the observation of Nature (ICCN). These data come from satellite imagery as well as official documents and used by the Project WRI/CARPE to produce the Interactive Forest Atlas of the Democratic Republic of Congo: 1.0. However, protected areas that are included here do not have the complete and final situation in the DRC. Here it is taken only the protected areas of which there are both the GIS area and the administrative area supported by an official text or an official reference.
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Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, Africa, and Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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