Africa: Saving the Earth’s ‘Second Lung’

| February 3, 2014

[Africa In Fact]Sprawling across the heart of Africa, the Congo basin covers 3.7m square kilometres and is home to the planet’s second-largest tropical rainforest after the Amazon. The forest spans six countries in central and western Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Republic of Congo. It contains thousands of plant, bird and mammal species. As the reservoir for a quarter of the world’s carbon, it is sometimes referred to as the Earth’s “second lu

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