Tropical And Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests are often more simply referred to as "jungles". They are characterized by a hot, humid climate. The seven different forests that lie within the Central African Republic are located in the mountains, lowlands, swamps, and one stretches across several countries to the Atlantic coast. One example of these forests is the Albertine Rift Montane Forest which include some high peaks and therefore a cooler climate than the lowland forests. Mountain gorillas, various monkey species, elephants, Chapin’s flycatcher birds, and numerous butterfly species make their homes here. The timber industry is a significant threat to the forests throughout this country as well as illegal animal poaching, particularly of elephants.