Zambezian halophytics

WWF Abstract

The Makgadikgadi salt pans sit in an ancient depression that once held an enormous lake covering much of the northern portion of Botswana. In the dry season, the flat salt pans are completely dried out and crusted with cracked pale clay. When the rains come, shallow pools begin to form and the area sometimes floods, providing important wetlands for birds and waterholes for migrating species. Salt marshes dot the outer edges of the pans and are in turn surrounded by grasslands, scrub savanna, and, finally, tree savanna.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Countries:Mozambique, Botswana
Area:7,488,000 acres (3,030,286 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER