Unique Characteristics of Mahale Mountains National Park

1. Foot-walking National Park
2. Research-and conservation-oriented park
3. Conservation of indigenous fish of Lake Tanganyika: No commercial fishing is
   permitted within 1.5km from the shore line
4. Mixture of western and eastern Africa fauna and flora
5. Unique combination of forests, mountains and the lake
6. Abundant bird life 
7. Abundant insect life with over 30 species of Charaxes butterflies
8. Abundant primate life: at least 9 species of non-human primates including a 
   habituated group of chimpanzees
9. Intact fauna of mammal predators including leopards, lions and hunting dogs

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