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Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa

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World Conservation Union
Conservation of wildlife & habitats, Forests, rainforests, Nature, Environmental Conservation & Protection - General, Science, Nature/Ecology, East Africa, Agriculture - Forestry, Life Sciences - Zoology - General, Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection, Africa - General, Forests & For
ContributionsNeil Burgess (Editor), G. P. Clarke (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9382169M
ISBN 102831704367
ISBN 139782831704364

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[Neil D Burgess; G Philip Clarke; International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.; IUCN Forest Conservation Programme.;]. About this book The eastern coastal strip contains a tiny chain of patches of lowland tropical dry forest.

They were previously considered to be of low conservation priority in terms of endemism and species diversity, but research since the mids has shown that their biological richness is comparable to other important tropical forest types in Africa.

They were previously considered to be of low conservation priority in terms of endemism and species diversity, but research since the mids has shown that their biological richness is comparable to other important tropical forest types in Africa.

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This book defines these "Coastal Forests", describes the physical environment which influences their formation, and. Book: Coastal forests of eastern Africa + pp.

Abstract: This book is published under the auspices of the IUCN Forest Conservation Programme, which coordinates and supports the activities of the IUCN Secretariat and members working with forest Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa book Category: by: Published Coastal forests of eastern Africa.

Neil David Burgess, Graham P. Clarke The eastern African coastal strip contains a tiny chain of patches of lowland tropical dry forest. This book defines these "Coastal Forests", describes the physical environment which influences their formation, and summarises the latest available information on their species diversity and levels of endemism.

Human impact on these forests is considered against current conservation efforts and needs. Book: through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) financial support, copies of the IUCN,Neil Burgess et al, Eastern Africa Coastal Forests book were received from Cambridge.

The copies of this book have been distributed to key institutions and individuals within the EACFE. Coastal Forest Book. The Swahilian Coastal Forests are located along the eastern Africa coast, from southern Somalia to southern Mozambique. These isolated patches of forest are usually found within km from the sea.

Human activity has massively reduced their original extent, and the forests now survive as a series of isolated fragments. Eastern Africa has a diversity of forest types – vast open miombo woodlands, remnant coastal forests and unique mountain forest in the Eastern Arc.

East Africa’s coastline is one of the continent’s most biologically diverse areas, offering a rich mosaic of coral reefs, mangroves, lowland forests and savanna woodlands. The Eastern Arc and Coastal Forests of East Africa represent an area of high species endemism, but are faced with threats which threaten the very existence of the ecosystem.

This work explores forest management regimes along the southern coast of Kenya and their implications to forest conservation in the region. The Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Biodiversity Hotspot stretches along the eastern edge of Africa and includes parts of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.

All islands lying immediately offshore are also part of the hotspot—Pemba, Zanzibar, Mafia and the Bazaruto Archipelago among them.

They were previously considered to be of low conservation priority in terms of endemism and species diverstiy, but research since the mids has shown that their biological richness is comparable to other important tropical forest types in Africa.

This book defines these "Coastal Forests", describes the physical environment which influences their formation, and.

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The Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya hotspot (hereafter referred to as the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests hotspot) is one of the smallest of the 25 global biodiversity hotspots.1 It qualifies by virtue of its high endemicity and a severe degree of Size: 3MB.

Background and aims - The Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa, stretching along the Indian Ocean coastline from Somalia to Mozambique, are considered by. COASTAL FORESTS OF EASTERN AFRICA BIODIVERSITY TARGET TARGET: 17% protected % PROTECTED % I-IV.6% V-VI % NA Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Hotspot Neighboring Hotspot Protected Area (IUCN Category I-IV) Protected Area (IUCN Category V-VI) Protected Area (IUCN Category NA) Urban Area Agriculture (% landuse) File Size: 2MB.

The coastal forests of East Africa are defined, their physical background is explained as well as their status and vegetation and the biodiversity values.

The coastal forests are the remains of a once widespread forest cover along the East African coastal strip. This coastal region is mapped as a moist savanna complex, as the forest has largely gone, leaving a little over patches of forest. Coastal East Africa including Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique shares a coastline and a myriad of essential and key natural resources, forests and a variety of ecosystems which support rich biodiversity.

Unfortunately, for all its natural resources, Coastal East Africa is seen to have some of the highest rates of poverty in the world.

The Coastal Forest Ecoregion. The Coastal Forests of Tanzania are a part of the Eastern Africa Coastal Forests Ecoregion according to WWF. This ecoregion extends across six countries from southern Somalia to Mozambique.

The ecoregion includes forest patches found on the islands of Unguja, Pemba, and Mafia. Appendix 1. Location and status of Coastal Forests in eastern Africa Appendix 2. Dominant and common tree species recorded in the Coastal Forests Appendix 3. Endemic plants of the Swahilian Regional Centre of Endemism sensu lato (including Coastal Forests) Appendix 4.

Birds of the eastern African Coastal Forests Appendix 5. These forests are part of the Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic ecoregion and are biologically similar to the more northerly forests of Tanzania and Kenya which are the main focus of this website.

Exciting Facts. The Coastal Forests of East Africa are a globally recognised area of great biological importance and diversity. Rent or Buy Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa - by Burgess, Neil D.

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for as low as $ at Voted #1 site for Buying Textbooks. Eastern Africa, part of sub-Saharan Africa comprising two traditionally recognized regions: East Africa, made up of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda; and the Horn of Africa, made up of Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

Eastern Africa consists largely of plateaus and has most of the highest elevations in the two most striking highlands are in Ethiopia and Kenya. its&Coastal&East&Africa&initiative,&is&committed&to&ensure&the&conservation&of&this important&natural&heritage.

Peter%Scheren WWF&Coastal&East&Africa&Network&Initiative&Leader CONTENTS 03 FOREWORD 03 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 04 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 05 THREATENED SPACES, DISAPPEARING SPECIES: THE FORESTS AND WOODLANDS OF THE COASTAL EAST AFRICA File Size: 1MB.

The Coastal forests of eastern Africa is a tropical moist forest region along the east coast of Africa. The region was designated a biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International. The forests extend in a narrow band along the coast of the Indian Ocean, from southern Somalia in the north, through coastal Kenya and Tanzania to the mouth of the Limpopo River in southern.

Eastern Africa harbours 3 of the 34 global biodiversity hotspots: the Eastern Afromontane, the Horn of Africa and the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa hotspots.

Most importantly, east Africa is a world-renowned region for its high concentrations of diverse wildlife by: 3. Abstract. Eastern African coastal forests are located within the Swahili regional centre of endemism and Swahili-Maputaland regional transition zone in eastern Africa, between 1d̀ North and 25d̀ South, and 34—41d̀ by:   The Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya (EACF) are currently understood to host over globally threatened species of plants and animals, more than double the species listed in an assessment undertaken in This is according the newly released biodiversity status and trends report for the EACF, a region that now forms parts of both the ”Eastern.

Coastal forests of eastern Africa. 27 likes. The Coastal forests of eastern Africa is a tropical moist forest region along the east coast of Africa. The. Information about the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Biodiversity Hotspot was developed using the ecosystem profile (PDF - 1 MB) and the book Hotspots Revisited, which cites: Axelrod, D.I.

& Raven, P.H. Late Cretaceous and Tertiary vegetation history of Africa. In M.J.A. Coastal East Africa stretches for 2, miles from northern Kenya through Tanzania and Mozambique. There are few places on Earth that can match the vibrancy and diversity of life found here.

The region boasts a variety of landscapes, including mangrove forests, sea grass beds, coral reefs, and a multitude of island archipelagos.A new approach to coastal forests The Eastern Africa Coastal Forest Ecoregion including forests and closely related habitats is roughly 6, km2 in extent, stretching along the eastern African coast from southern Somalia to southern Mozambique.

It contains a large number of remnant forest and thicket patches.Coastal Forests are distinct from the forests of the Eastern Arc in terms of climate, elevation, and dominant plant species. Most Coastal Forests are found at elevations between m, m, and even up to a maximum of m depending on ecological conditions (Burgess et al., ).Like the Eastern Arc Mountains Forests, the Coastal.