Southern Africa mangroves

WWF Abstract

Rising high above the water on stilt and prop roots, mangrove trees live in two worlds at once. The Southern Africa mangroves act as oases within a larger arid region, providing important habitat for migrating birds as well as many marine animals. Located on the edges of river mouths and in estuaries and lagoons, these mangrove forests are often banked by large sandbars and coastal dunes.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Mangroves
Countries:South Africa, Mozambique
Area:255,999 acres (103,599 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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