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Congo River

A river of central Africa flowing about 4,700 km (2,920 mi) north, west, and southwest through the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Atlantic Ocean. Its remotest tributaries rise in northern Zambia. For much of its latter course the river forms the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.
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Noun1.Congo River - a major African river (one of the world's longest)Congo River - a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
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No doubt the region is key for the climate: The Congo Basin forest is commonly referred to as the "second green lung" of the planet after the Amazon.The forests cover an area of 3.
"The international community recognizes this importance of the forests, not only the Amazon, but also the forests in the Congo Basin, in Indonesia," Dujarric said.
The immediate past Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, also confirmed the development recently in Abuja, when he disclosed that the Federal Government, through the ministry, had in an effort to save the Lake Chad from extinction championed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and a Chinese company on the proposed Inter Basin Water Transfer Project from the Congo Basin into Lake Chad.
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30 (BNA): King Mohammed VI of Morocco attended here First Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Climate Commission of the Congo Basin and the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin.
The Pygmy clan is one of Africa's oldest indigenous people, commonly referred to the hunter-gatherer peoples in the Congo Basin and other parts of Central Africa.
There is growing understanding that the fate of carbon sinks like the Congo basin peatlands will determine future climate change.
But the savannah elephant, found everywhere except the dense tropical forests of the Congo Basin, is a different story.
The gorillas inhabit the Central African Republic and locations within the Congo Basin, among other areas in Africa.
The Cuvette Centrale peatlands in the central Congo basin is believed to be the world's largest peatland system, and the region's most important carbon sink.
The researchers--who based their findings on an analysis of data on the IUCN Red List--noted that "an estimated 89,000 metric tons of meat with a market value of about $200 million are harvested annually in the Brazilian Amazon, and exploitation rates in the Congo basin are estimated to be five times higher." They warn that if major changes aren't made to limit human consumption and killing of these animals, many of them could reach the point of extinction.