Eastern Congolian swamp forests

WWF Abstract

The wet forests of the Eastern Congolian Swamp Forest ecoregion are a hidden treasure. These forests are not as well studied as those in the surrounding ecoregions that are subject to less flooding, and there are many species here that are yet to be discovered by scientists. The ecoregion is frequently flooded by the Congo River, which makes the high forest canopy an ideal refuge for a great number of species, such as Muton's soft-furred mouse, Allen's swamp monkey, the Congo sunbird, and the tiny wax frog.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area:22,911,999 acres (9,272,157 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