Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

WWF Abstract

If you were to fly in an airplane over this ecoregion, you would see many small forest patches beneath you, with stretches of barren soil and grassland in between. These forests are called tropical dry forests because they typically lose their leaves for part of the year, during periods of low rainfall. This ecoregion, as its name says, is a mosaic of forest types--and includes elements of moist forests and montane forests, as well as grasslands, dry forests, and shrublands. Peering through your plane window, you might catch a glimpse of some monkeys swinging through the trees or an aardvark rooting in the soil for ants. The ecoregion includes the large offshore islands of Pemba, Zanzibar, and Mafia, as well as other smaller islets in the Indian Ocean close along the coast.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
Area:27,647,998 acres (11,188,748 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

East Usambara Biosphere Reserve
Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve
Pande Forest Reserve Game Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER