Southern Africa bushveld

WWF Abstract

Like other savanna ecosystems, the Southern Africa Bushveld contains large areas of grasses with scattered trees. One of the forces that helps maintain this ecosystem is fire. Fires burn back trees, opening up space for new grass growth and providing a critical food source for great numbers of grazing animals--from antelope to elephants to rhinos. Some human activities reduce the occurrence of fire and thereby reduce the region's diversity and number of wild species.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Area:55,103,998 acres (22,299,797 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Kruger National Park
Marakele National Park
Nylsvley Nature Reserve
Waterberg Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER