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Unlocking the Promise of the Congo Basin for Africa’s Sustainable Future. www.theexchange
  • The Congo Basin spans six countries which include the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo
  • 700 species of fish, 1300 birds, 900 butterflies, 300 reptiles and over 400 other mammals inhabit the Congo rainforest
  • The Basin also provides fresh water, food and shelter to more than 90 million people who live in the region and are dependent on the rainforest for their livelihood

‘Forests and Sustainable Production and Protection’, was the theme for the recently passed 2022 International Forests Day, and could not have been timelier in light of the climate change crisis; spelt by the myriad natural disasters experienced globally. Forests make for a natural arsenal to combat the climate change crisis, whose deleterious manifestations have hitherto left no African nation unscathed.

Since its proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2012, the International Day of Forests has been instrumental in not only …