The DR Congo has some of the largest, most ecologically significant, and most endangered nature reserves on earth. With its vast savannahs, grasslands, rain-forests, and woodlands, the country provides refuge to some of the critically endangered species on the planet.
The country also has the largest tropical rain-forest reserve. The Virunga National Park has the biggest population of mammals, birds, and reptiles in Africa.
The northern white rhinoceros, almost extinct, finds a home in the Garamba National Park. Despite the weak economy, and the civil wars that nearly annihilated endemic species, the National Parks of the DRC have provided a Sanctuary to many plant and animal species.