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.
WWF remains very concerned about the Salonga and Virunga oil production project
Press Release. Kinshasa, 12 July 2018. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), joining civil society organizations of the DRC and ...
Le WWF reste très préoccupé par le projet de production pétrolière dans la Salonga et les Virunga
Communiqué de presse.Kinshasa, 12 juillet 2018. Le Fonds Mondial pour la Nature, WWF en sigle, à l’instar de la Société Ci-vile ...
Les Parcs nationaux de la Salonga et des Virunga en RDC, deux sites du Patrimoine mondial, menacés par la production pétrolière
Le WWF est profondément préoccupé par l'impact potentiellement préjudiciable que toute production de pétrole pourrait avoir sur ...
DRC Salonga and Virunga Parks, two World Heritage Sites still threatened by oil production
WWF is deeply concerned over the potential damaging impact any oil production could have on Salonga and Virunga national parks in ...