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The CONGOLESE FORESTS are a broad belt of lowland tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion of the Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests Biome , which extends across the basin of the Congo River and its tributaries in Central Africa
Central Africa
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography * 2 Ecology * 3 Ecoregions * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

GEOGRAPHY

The Congolese forests cover southeastern Cameroon
Cameroon
, eastern Gabon
Gabon
, the northern and central Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
, the northern and central Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
and portions of southern and southwestern Central African Republic
Central African Republic
.

ECOLOGY

To the north and south, the forests transition to drier forest-savanna mosaic , a mosaic of drier forests, savannas , and grasslands . To the west, the Congolese forests transition to the coastal Lower Guinean forests , which extend from western Gabon
Gabon
and Cameroon
Cameroon
into southern Nigeria
Nigeria
and Benin
Benin
; these forests zones share many similarities, and are sometimes known as the Lower Guinean-Congolese forests. To the east, the lowland Congolese forests transition to the highland