The Congo Basin spans across six countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
There are approximately 10,000 tropical plant species in the Congo Basin, of which an estimated 30% are unique to the region. Endangered wildlife, including forest elephants, chimpanzees, bonobos, and lowland and mountain gorillas inhabit the lush forests. 400 other species of mammals, 1,000 species of birds and 700 species of fish can also be found here.
The Congo Basin has been inhabited by humans for more than 50,000 years and it provides food, fresh water and shelter to more than 80 million people. Nearly 250 distinct ethnic groups exist, and the region’s Ba’Aka people are among the most well known representatives of an ancient hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Their lives and well-being are linked intimately with the forest.
Suspect murderers of ranger arrested in Southeast Cameroon
Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a forest ranger, Ngongo Bruce Danny on December 7, 2016, near ...
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A report in Science Magazine announcing an 80 percent decline of elephant population in Minkebe National Park between 2002 and ...
Tons of pangolin scales up in flames in Cameroon
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