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Land and Resources, Environmental Issues

African elephant, endangered species, poaching, international agreements, reserves

About 48 percent (1995) of the Central African Republicís total land area is wooded, and the country is considered to be one of the last great refuges of the African elephant. About 8.2 percent (1997) of the country is protected, but despite government efforts to set up and police the reserves, poaching is still a problem. Tap water cannot be drunk. The government has signed international agreements pertaining to endangered species and ozone layer protection.



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