Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic

WWF Abstract

Between the Congolian rain forests and the Sudanian savanna lies a narrow transitional zone called the Northern Congolian Forest-Savanna Mosaic--a beautiful and unique mixture of these two very different habitats. In this ecoregion, dense and lush gallery forests along rivers and streams give way to expansive wooded grasslands where tall grass tussocks grow, literally, as high as an elephantÂ’s eye. The wide variety of wildlife here includes animals such as duikers (small antelopes), which prefer the forests; elephants, which prefer the savanna; and waterbucks, which are best suited for a mixture of the two habitats. This ecoregion is also the only place on Earth to find the last viable population of northern white rhinoceroses. Only about 30 individuals remain in the wild, spending their days grazing on the savanna grasses in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon
Area:174,975,997 acres (70,810,274 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Garamba National Park
Parc National de la Benoue National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER