Northwestern Congolian lowland forests

WWF Abstract

As part of the Congo Basin rain forest, the Northwestern Congolian Lowland Forests ecoregion is one of the richest areas in the world for primates, harboring possibly more gorillas and more chimpanzees than any other area. Not only is this ecoregion teeming with an abundance of mammals, from forest elephants to African buffalo, but it is also one of the richest regions in Africa for plants, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. There are more than 6,000 vascular plants in Gabon alone. With large blocks of lowland forest still intact, this ecoregion represents one of the world’s last great remaining wildernesses.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area:107,263,998 acres (43,408,200 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Basse-Lobaye Forest Biosphere Reserve
Nouabalï-Ndoki National Park
Parc National d'Odzala National Park
Reserve Forestiere et de Faune du Dja Wildlife Reserve
Reserve Naturelle Integrale d'Ipassa-Makokou Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER