Congo peat: The ‘lungs of humanity’ which are under threat

Congo peat: The ‘lungs of humanity’ which are under threat

June 16, 2022 0 By bimola

Over the last decade, the close-knit team has spent months at a time camping in the remote swamps that border the giant Congo river, watching out for crocodiles, snakes and lowland gorillas – and mapping the contours of a giant slab of carbon-rich peat, which they now believe could cover an area significantly larger than England.