East African mangroves

WWF Abstract

From crustaceans and mollusks to monkeys and elephants, an amazing variety of animals thrives in the Eastern African Mangroves. This extremely productive ecoregion is home to the worldÂ’s last viable population of dugongs, immense aquatic mammals that are close relatives of the manatee. Many birds migrate here from Europe to spend the winters feasting on the enormous quantities of fish and invertebrates that seek shelter among the twisted roots of these mangrove trees.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Mangroves
Countries:Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia
Area:3,712,000 acres (1,502,193 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Kiunga Marine National Reserve
Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER