The Congo Basin is Africa’s largest contiguous forest and the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world. It covers about 695,000 square miles and is exceeded in size only by the Amazon.
How many forests are in Africa?
According to the U.N. FAO, 22.7% or about 674,419,000 ha of Africa is forested, according to FAO. Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Africa lost an average of 3,740,950 ha or 0.50% per year.
Africa Forest Information and Data.
|Total Land Area (1000 ha)||2974011|
|Other wooded land (1000 ha)||350783|
|Percent other wooded land||12|
Which forest is located in South Africa?
The Knysna and Amatole Mountain forests make up the Knysna-Amatole Montane Forest ecoregion, the southernmost Afromontane forest in Africa. There are a number of endemic birds, reptiles, and amphibians. However, these forests have a long history of human use.