List of ecoregions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

List of ecoregions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The following is a list of ecoregions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Terrestrial ecoregions

"by major habitat type"

Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests

* Albertine Rift montane forests
* Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests
* Central Congolian lowland forests
* Eastern Congolian swamp forests
* Northeastern Congolian lowland forests
* Northwestern Congolian lowland forests
* Western Congolian swamp forests

Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

* Angolan Miombo woodlands
* Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands
* East Sudanian savanna
* Itigi-Sumbu thicket
* Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic
* Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic
* Western Congolian forest-savanna mosaic

Montane grasslands and shrublands

* Ruwenzori-Virunga montane moorlands

Flooded grasslands and savannas

* Zambezian flooded grasslands

Mangroves

* Central African mangroves

Freshwater ecoregions

"by bioregion"

West Coastal Equatorial

* Southern West Coastal Equatorial

Congo

* Albertine Highlands
* Bangweulu-Mweru
* Central Congo
* Cuvette Centrale
* Kasai
* Lower Congo
* Lower Congo Rapids
* Mai Ndombe
* Malebo Pool
* Sudanic Congo (Oubangi)
* Thysville Caves
* Tumba
* Uele
* Upemba
* Upper Congo
* Upper Congo Rapids

Nilo-Sudan

* Upper Nile

Great Lakes

* Lake Tanganyika
* Lakes Kivu, Edward, George, and Victoria

Marine ecoregions

* Gulf of Guinea South

References

* Burgess, Neil, Jennifer D’Amico Hales, Emma Underwood (2004). "Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment". Island Press, Washington DC.
* Spalding, Mark D., Helen E. Fox, Gerald R. Allen, Nick Davidson "et al." "Marine Ecoregions of the World: A Bioregionalization of Coastal and Shelf Areas". "Bioscience" Vol. 57 No. 7, July/August 2007, pp. 573-583.
* Thieme, Michelle L. (2005). "Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment". Island Press, Washington DC.
* Toham, Andre Kamdem "et al.", eds. (2006). "A Vision for Biodiversity Conservation in Central Africa: Biological Priorities for Conservation in the Guinean-Congolian Forest and Freshwater Region". World Wildlife Fund, Washington DC. Page A-52.


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