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What is the Congo Basin?

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August 24, 2008 12:59AM

Here is one of many sites that gives you excellent information, an excerpt and the site:

The Congo Basin forest is the world's second largest tropical forest, covering 700,000 square miles in six countries, and containing a quarter of the world's remaining tropical forest. This vast area hosts a wealth of biodiversity, including over 10,000 species of plants, 1,000 species of birds, and 400 species of mammals. It is also home to more than 24 million people, most of whom depend on the forest for their livelihoods.

* http://www.usaid.gov/locations/sub-saharan_africa/initiatives/cbfp.html * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_River