Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa

Conservation International Abstract

Though tiny and fragmented, the forest remnants that make up the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa contain remarkable levels of biodiversity. The 40,000 cultivated varieties of African violet, which form the basis of a US$100 million global houseplant trade, are all derived from a handful of species found in the coastal Tanzanian and Kenyan forests.
Location:Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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