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  • Writer's pictureLouisa Davison

Bonobo Habitat Top 10 for Global Importance

The Congo Basin, unique habitat for bonobo apes, has been ranked as a Top 10 globally important spot for carbon storage, biodiversity and water, according to a major new study.

The research by Nature Map, which includes the work of scientists from more than 40 institutions, mapped the values of nature which identified the most globally important places for conservation.

The loss of these would be of great detriment to the global climate, biodiversity and water availability.


The high ranking of the Congo Basin is, in part, due to its bog.

In 2017,