Africa has the world's second largest area of undisturbed tropical rainforest. Most of this is
within the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), in the Congo River watershed. Other equatorial
regions have little rainforest remaining. Small areas of rainforest are scattered along the Atlantic
coast of West Africa. The most significant include pockets along the coast in countries comprising the
Bight of Benin, including Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast.
(Countries without significant areas are not labelled.)