South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic

WWF Abstract

The dominant feature of this ecoregion is Mount Mulanje. At 9,842 feet (3,000 m), this is the highest mountain in south-central Africa and one of the world's largest granite inselbergs. Inselbergs are rocky masses that have resisted erosion and stand isolated in an essentially level area. Mt. Mulanje was formed from igneous rock, an ancient block that cooled beneath the earthÂ’s surface. Over time, softer rock has eroded away, leaving the isolated granite mass.
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Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:Malawi, Mozambique
Area:2,495,999 acres (1,010,095 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER