Thursday, December 20, 2012

Papyrus in the Congo Basin

Papyrus in the Congo an Extraordinary Swamp and River
      Papyrus abounds in central Africa.  The good news is that many papyrus swamps are found inside  a 16 million acre site that contains several rivers, nine lakes, extensive rainforests and flooded grasslands.
     Recently declared a Ramsar wetlands site, it is an area more than twice the size of Belgium, 25,365 square miles (6,569,624 hectares) of marshy rainforest punctuated by rivers and lakes.
      Also good news is that the new mega-dam (Grand Inga) on the Congo will be a run-of-the river type with minimum impacts upstream, but who knows what other impacts will occur?   

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