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close this bookThe Courier N 180 - April - May, 2000 - Dossier: Tropical Forests - Country Reports: Ghana - Italy - Mauritius (EC Courier, 2000, 94 p.)
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The 71 ACP States

Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo (ex-Zaire)
Cd'Ivoire
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Surinam
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Shade-tolerant shrubs linger in the dimly-lit understorey, waiting for a tree or branch fall to open a light gap into which the shrubs will race. As the trunk grows it pushes out buttress roots to support the tree, and these wind across the poor soils of the forest floor re-absorbing nutrients from fallen leaves and other debris.