Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

WWF Abstract

Undoubtedly the world’s most spectacular migration of large mammals takes place in the heart of the Southern Acacia-Commiphora Bushland and Thicket ecoregion. Across wide-sweeping grasslands and associated woodlands dominated by species of acacia and commiphora trees, massive herds of wildebeest, plains zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles travel in search of food and water as they cross the Serengeti ecosystem. This ecoregion is very closely associated with the Serengeti Volcanic Grasslands ecoregion and also encompasses parts of Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, both of which are World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Tanzania, Kenya
Area:56,319,999 acres (22,791,895 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER