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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 RESOURCES Is the environment of the Congo Basin at risk? Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources 3. 2. There are over 10,000 species ofplants in the Congo Basin. Plus,out of those 10,000, 3,399 are unique to the basin. In the Congo Basin, it rains about 117 days a year. The area gets a total of approximately1,766mm of rain. The Congo Basin is home to ethnic groups. No Rain Rainy Days The Congo Basin is rich in many resources Energy Minerals 1. Wood and Timber At 3.7 kilometers, the Congo Basin forest is the secondlargest tropical rain forest in the world. FOREST & PEOPLE Large energy companies are sending in large amounts of people to mine out these resources. In exchange, theAfricans are getting food. These resources arecausing environmental issues for the region. It is rich in minerals such as tin, coltan, diamond, copper, cobalt, uranium, zinc, gold and nickel. There are many forms of energy that can be found in the Congo Basin. These include oil, methane gas, and high potential hydraulic and solar energy We needto protectthe region and it's precious forests! The extractionmethods theyare using to extract these natural resourcesare not good ways. 150 The Congo Basin provides food, materials, shelter and water. The Environment of the Congo Basin There are700 species of fish and 400 species of mammals There aremanydifferentspecies of animals. There arearound 1,000species ofbirds. Sources:
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