Massive wildfire rips through Congo rainforest – is logging to blame?

In late January and early March, a huge fire ripped through the forests of the Republic of Congo. Satellite data show it totaled more than 15,000 hectares (150 square kilometers), making the fire one of the largest ever observed in Central Africa’s rainforests.

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Last updated on 25 March 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Congo (Brazzaville)
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals