The Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) was gazetted in 1970 to conserve the Grauer’s gorilla, the world’s largest gorilla species. It remains the only place in the world where visitors can see these gorillas in the wild. The park covers an area of 6,000 square kilometres and protects a mountain forest in eastern DRC. The park is named after the two spectacular extinct volcanoes which dominate its high altitude sector, Mont Kahuzi (3,308 metres) and Mont Biega (2,790 metres). Kahuzi Biega National Park is managed by Wildlife Conservation Society.