Abstract

Zaïre is Africa’s third largest country, after Algeria and Sudan, and it contains over half of the continent’s tropical moist forests. The Salonga National Park is the largest rain forest park in the world (36,000 sq. km) and the Virunga National Park certainly supports a greater biological diversity than any other single protected area in Africa. The extent of the forest is such that it is still possible to fly in a jet for two hours over virtually undisturbed forest, from Bandundu in the west to Bukavu in the east.

Keywords

Migration Cobalt Assure Resid Charcoal 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Brenan, J. P. M. (1978) Some aspects of the phytogeography of tropical Africa. Annals Missouri Botanical Garden 65: 437–78.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Collar, N. J. and Stuart, S. N. (1985) Threatened Birds of Africa and Related Islands. The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book Part 1. ICBP/IUCN, Cambridge, UK.Google Scholar
  3. Collar, N. J. and Stuart, S. N. (1988) Key Forests for Threatened Birds in Africa. ICBP Monograph No. 3. ICBP, Cambridge, UK.Google Scholar
  4. Colyn, M. (1987) Les primates de la forêt ombrophile de la Cuvette du Zaïre: interprétations zoogéographiques des modèles de distribution. Revue Zoologie Afrique 101: 183–96.Google Scholar
  5. FAO (1988) An Interim Report on the State of Forest Resources in the Developing Countries. FAO, Rome, Italy. 18 pp.Google Scholar
  6. FAO (1991) FAO Yearbook of Forest Products 1978–1989. FAO Forestry Series No. 24 and FAO Statistics Series No. 97. FAO, Rome, Italy.Google Scholar
  7. FAO/UNEP (1981) Tropical Forest Resources Assessment Project. Forest Resources of Tropical Africa. Part II: Country Briefs. FAO, Rome, Italy.Google Scholar
  8. Ipalaka Yobwa (1988) Proposition de zonage du territoire forestier. In: Département des Affaires foncières, Environnement et Conservation de la Nature et IIED. Séminaire sur la politique forestière au Zaïre, Kinshasa, 11–13 mai 1988. 18 pp.Google Scholar
  9. Ipalaka Yobwa (1990) L’Aménagement et la Gestion des Forêts du Zaïre. Paper presented at the Conference sur la Conservation et Utilisation Rationelle de la Forêt Dense d’Afrique Centrale et de l’Ouest. African Development Bank/World Bank/IUCN, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. November 3–9 1990.Google Scholar
  10. IUCN (1990) 1990 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. 228 pp.Google Scholar
  11. Lebrun, J. and Gilbert, G. (1954) Une classification écologique des forêts du Congo. Publ. Inst. Natl. Etude Agron. Congo Belge Sér. Sci. 63: 1–89.Google Scholar
  12. MacKinnon, J. and MacKinnon, K. (1986) Review of the Protected Areas System in the Afrotropical Realm. IUCN/UNEP, Gland, Switzerland. 259 pp.Google Scholar
  13. Ndjele, M. (1988) Principales distributions obtenues par l’analyse factorielle des éléments phytogéographiques présumés endémiques dans la flore du Zaïre. Monograph Syst. Bot. Missouri Botanical Garden 25: 631–8.Google Scholar
  14. Stuart, S. N., Adams, R. J. and Jenkins, M.(1990) Biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and its Islands. Conservation, Management and Sustainable Use. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.Google Scholar
  15. UICN (1989) La Conservation des Ecosystèmes forestiers d’Afrique Centrale. UICN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. 124 pp.Google Scholar
  16. UICN (1990) La Conservation des Ecosystèmes forestier du Zaïre. Basé sur le travail de Charles Dommenge. UICN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. 242 pp.Google Scholar
  17. USAID (1981) Le Zaïre. Profil écologique du pays. Harza Engineering Company/USAID, Kinshasa.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© IUCN 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Sayer

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations