Status and Trends of Biodiversity
The D.R. of Congo is characterized by 19 distinct ecosystems, 15 of which are represented in the protected areas. Forests cover about 52% of the national territory and which are more or less conserved naturally due to their monumental importance. The annual rate of deforestation is about 0.4%, and is due mainly to burning for agriculture and collection of firewood... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
The protected areas cover 9% of the total, national surface area, which equals about 234,486ha of total land area. 15 of the 19 ecosystems are represented in this area.