South Congolian Forest-Savannas & Coastal Scarp (AT13) | One Earth

South Congolian Forest-Savannas & Coastal Scarp bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 94,593
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 17%
    Protection Target
  • 4
    Protection Level

The South Congolian bioregion, located in the equatorial Afrotropics, covers the area between the northern coast of Angola and mountains in the east of DRC, running along the Albertine Rift. It consists of tropical forest-savannas and woodlands running below the equatorial forest zone with two ecoregions -- Western Congolian Forest-Savanna [1], Southern Congolian Forest-Savanna [2] -- and adjacent marine areas. It includes the southern portion of the Congo River and many of its tributaries. The area of bioregion is more than 94 million hectares. 

The South Congolian Forest-Savannas & Coastal Scarp bioregion is part of the Equatorial Afrotropics subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: Western Congolian Forest-Savanna [1], Southern Congolian Forest-Savanna [2].

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