Guinean forest-savanna mosaic

WWF Abstract

As a transitional habitat between the rain forests of the Guinean-Congolian region and the dry savannas of Sudan, the Guinean Forest-Savanna Mosaic ecoregion is home to a wide range of species, from antelopes to forest elephants. This area is a convergence zone (or melting pot) for savanna and forest species. The predominantly savanna habitat is checkered with forest patches that run along the rivers and streams and occasionally adorn hilltops, mountains, and ridges. The wetlands of this ecoregion host a diversity of waterfowl and wading birds. These varied habitats are home to Ghana worm lizards, emerald starlings, hunting spiders, patas monkeys, and many other species.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal
Area:166,463,998 acres (67,365,590 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Abuko Nature Reserve
Delta du Saloum National Park
Foret Classee de Samba Dia Classified Forest
Marahoue National Park
Parc National de la Comoe National Park
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER