(Also known as Congo Republic or Congo-Brazzaville)
Threatened Species: The following list includes all mammals which occur in the Congo and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.
Total number of species: 200 (Groombridge
& Jenkins 1994)
Congo Republic contains portions of the Congolian Coastal Forests, Western Congo Basin Forests, Southern Congo Basin Forests, Gulf of Guinea Rivers & Crater Lakes, Congo Basin Piedmont Rivers & Streams, Congo River, Guinean-Congolian Coast Mangroves, and Gulf of Guinea Marine Ecosystems Global 200 Ecoregions (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)
Population in 1995: 2,505,000 (Natl.
Geog. Soc. 1995)
Area: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Percent of land area classified as the following degree of human disturbance: Low: 57 %; Medium: 36 %; High: 8 % (WRI 1994)
Percent adult literacy: Female: 44 % (1990), 19 % (1970); Male: 70 % (1990), 50 % (1970) (WRI 1994)
References: Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000, IUCN 2004, Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995, Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999, World Almanac 1999, World Bank 1992, WRI 1994
General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Republic of the Congo): CIA World Factbook, Foreign Embassies of Washington, D.C., Library of Congress - Country Studies, University of Texas - Country Maps, Washington Post - Countries, World Resources Institute - Country Profiles; Links for Republic of the Congo: CARPE (Central African Regional Program for the Environment), Congo Trek (National Geographic), CongoWeb (English, French and other languages)
Last modified: February 19, 2006;