(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Forest diversity, distribution, and dynamique in the Itombwe Mountains, South-Kivu, Congo Democratic Republic

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Paper begins with a detailed description of the Itombwe Mountains forest, near Lake Tanganyika, in the congo (formely Zaire), based on bibliographic review, landscape traverses in 1992-1993, and remote sensing data from 1980-1985. Author considers these mountains to be the second most important, if not the most important, location of highland forests in continental Africa, with a very high level of biodiversity, wide range of vegetation types, and a wide range of forest types. Their conservation and sustainable use are briefly discussed. - (SLD)


Article of periodic

published at : Mountain research and development / ISSN 0276-4741

Editor : United Nations University, Tokyo - JAPON (1981)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 18, no3 [pp. 249-264]

Bibliographic references : 51 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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