Review Rainforest Information by Country:
Central African Republic
Congo(Zaire - Dem Republic)
Cote d'Ivoire(Ivory Coast)
Sao Tome and Principe
Current StatusMost of the tropical rainforests of Africa exist in the Congo (Zaire) River Basin. Remnants also exist throughout Western Africa which is in a sorry state due to the plight of poverty which encourages subsistence agriculture and firewood harvesting. This realm is dry and seasonal when compared to the other realms. The outlying portions of this rainforest is steadily becoming desert.
BackgroundBy far, the largest number of countries with rainforests are located in one geographical section of the World - the Afrotropical region. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) indicates these 38 countries exist mainly in West and Central Africa. The countries, for the most part, are very poor and live at the subsistence level.
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