Northwestern Congolian Lowland Forests

The Northwestern Congolian Lowland Forests is part of the Congo Basin rainforest and is one of the richest areas globally for primates. Some of the big mammals include the forest elephant, buffaloes, chimpanzees, and gorillas. Butterflies, amphibians, and birds are also found in large numbers in the area. There are more than 6,000 vascular plant species in the area. This area experiences a tropical climate with high rainfall and temperatures all the year round. The forests are hard to be penetrated by human beings and have therefore remained largely intact.