The Congo rainforest is famous for its gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants as well as its native population of forest dwellers known as pygmies.
Rainforests in the Congo are mostly under threat from logging, subsistence activities like small-scale agriculture and firewood collection, and commercial agriculture, including large plantations. Wildlife is endangered from hunting.
Satellite image of the Africa's rainforest region
AFRICAN RAINFOREST PHOTOS
By Rhett Butler
Date published: June 24, 2004 | Last updated: March 21, 2014