Central Congolian lowland forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is one of the few places on Earth that is still largely untouched, partly because itÂ’s so hard to get here! Just about the only way to reach this place is by boat, and as a result large intact blocks of forest remain, providing a home for antelopes, forest elephants, and several primate species, including the rare bonobo, or pigmy chimpanzee, and the lowland gorilla. Much of this area is seasonally inundated, which makes entry--and therefore logging--difficult. The scattered trees, dense undergrowth, deep mud, and overall impenetrability of the swamp forests have led to the nickname "the Green Abyss."
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area:102,527,999 acres (41,491,609 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Salonga National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER