Cross-Niger transition forests

WWF Abstract

Bounded by two ancient rivers, the Cross-Niger Transition Forest was once filled with a diversity of tropical forest and savanna-woodland habitats. Today, however, it is one of the most densely populated places on the African continent, and much of the original rain forest has been replaced by secondary grassland. The ecoregion can now be described as a patchy assortment of remnant forest, tall grasses, secondary thicket, and secondary forest. Despite the degradation of this habitat and the bustling human population in the region, with as many as 500 people per square kilometer in some areas, small patches of protected habitat do support rare species such as the crested chameleon and SclaterÂ’s monkey.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Nigeria
Area:5,119,999 acres (2,071,990 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder