Republic of Congo

SPI: 86.43

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Republic of Congo

The Republic of Congo is located in Central Africa, with a southeastern coast on the Atlantic Ocean. A central plateau rises between north and south basins, and terrain varies between forested mountains, savanna plains, and the Congo River on the western border. In Republic of Congo most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include air pollution; water pollution; and deforestation.
36.32%

of land currently protected

1806

total land vertebrate species

2

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Western Lowland Gorilla

89
amphibians / 0 endemic
1274
birds / 0 endemic
246
mammals / 2 endemic
197
reptiles / 2 endemic

Information on this page was sourced from the CIA World Factbook and the Half-Earth Project Map.

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