Saturday, 17 March 2012

Beautiful forests of the Congo

The Congo homes a large population of Gorilla's.

Next to the Amazon, the Congo Basin is the world's second largest tropical forest. The Congo Basin contains over 10,000 animal species and 600 tree species. However, the numbers are lowering thanks to deforestation which is massive cutting of trees in an area, and agricultural needs.

In the Congo Basin there lives over 150 ethnic groups and shelters 75 million people. The forests provides groups, foriegners and refugees, protection from combatants near the roads and fresh resources such as water and wood. In some areas of the forest, there is a great deal of deforestation and illegal gorilla poaching.

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