Namibian savanna woodlands

WWF Abstract

Moving inland from the extremely arid climate of the Namib Desert lies the semi-arid Namibian Savanna Woodlands. Also referred to as Namaland, it is a transition zone between the low-lying desert and the central highland plateau. It is stony and flat in places and dramatically mountainous in others, with extremely varied vegetation including mopane savanna, dwarf shrub savanna, and semi-desert and savanna transition. There are centers of endemism, including most notably the Kaoko escarpment and Brandberg Mountain. The isolation and cool, wet conditions at the summit of the Brandbert Mountain, in particular, may explain the high number of unique species found in this ecoregion.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Angola, Namibia
Area:55,743,999 acres (22,558,796 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Etosha National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Naute Dam Recreational Resort
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER