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Climate challenge for the Congo Basin

Less water, fewer fish
  • Life on the riverbank
  • Before the storm?
  • Heavy losses
  • Dry season woes
  • Health concerns
  • Less water, fewer fish
  • Adapting to climate change
  • Exploring the options
  • Tree planting plan
  • Forest protection

Less water, fewer fish

Fisherman Jean Mombombi Nyangue says the drier climate means average river levels are lower, affecting fish stocks. Some fish species rely for reproduction on floodwaters reaching wetland breeding habitats, but in some years, the water doesn't make it that far.

picture credit: © Ollivier Girard/CIFOR



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