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Environment of The Democratic Republic of Congo

In The Democratic Republic of Congo, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 3.3% of the total energy use. The Democratic Republic of Congo emits 0.1 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in The Democratic Republic of Congo is 480.

Forest

Total land area of The Democratic Republic of Congo is 2,344,858 km2 (approx. 905,351 mi²). 1172704 km2 of The Democratic Republic of Congo's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 50% of all the land in the country.

Issues The Democratic Republic of Congo faces

Currently The Democratic Republic of Congo faces various issues, including poaching that threatens wildlife populations, water pollution, deforestation, refugees responsible for significant deforestation, soil erosion, and wildlife poaching, mining of minerals (coltan - a mineral used in creating capacitors, diamonds, and gold) causing environmental damage.