Central Congolian Tropical Forests bioregion
- 63,752Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 3Number of Ecoregions
- 92%Protection Target
- 3Protection Level
The Central Congolian bioregion, located in the equatorial Afrotropics, is in the Cuvette Centrale region of the Congo Basin, south of the Congo River. It consists of dense wet forests and swamps, storing enormous amounts of carbon and harboring diverse wildlife, including lowland gorillas and the endemic peafowl. It is made up of three ecoregions -- Western Congolian Swamp Forests , Eastern Congolian Swamp Forests , Central Congolian Lowland Forests  -- totaling nearly 64 million hectares. It contains the Salonga National Park, one of the largest protected areas in the world.
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