Western Congolian swamp forests

WWF Abstract

The Western Congolian Swamp Forest ecoregion, known for its large numbers of lowland gorillas, is a seasonally flooded forest with a high canopy, dense undergrowth, and a particularly muddy forest floor. The exceptional habitats found here remain largely intact. Lush palms and low vegetation combine with swamp and abundant waterholes to make passage through this forest almost impossible. For this reason, forest elephants and bonobos, or pygmy chimpanzees, remain relatively safe from the hunting and tree-cutting pressures of nearby logging camps.
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Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo
Area:31,807,998 acres (12,872,240 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER