the sedimentary basin of the Congo River, located in central Africa, covering approximately 1.4 million sq. mi. (3.7 million sq. km), including great wetlands and vast stands of unspoiled tropical rainforest.
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How to use Congo Basin in a sentence
The Congo Basin rain forest ecosystem, sometimes called the world’s “second lung,” is, like the Amazon, rich in biodiversity.
At one point, a man said how puzzled he was that the ongoing degradation of the Amazon rain forest was widely condemned, even in Africa, and yet no one was talking about the destruction of the Congo Basin rain forest.
Later, we held a strike for the Congo Basin forests in front of the pavilion.
There, I talked to the people staffing it about the strikes I was staging on behalf of the Congo Basin rain forest.
This seems incredible when you consider that the whole Congo Basin is one vast forest.An African Adventure | Isaac F. Marcosson
Both missions now have steamers at their disposal, and are engaged in peaceful rivalry for moral conquest in the Congo Basin.Stanley in Africa | James P. Boyd
What do our converted young men want, as a chance to crowd life with heroic service, that the Congo Basin does not attract them!Stanley in Africa | James P. Boyd