Useful Tree Species for Eastern Africa

a species selection tool based on the VECEA Map

Coastal mosaic


The information that was available to us when we developed the VECEA map did not allow us to map several vegetation types of the coastal regions of Kenya and Tanzania separately. The areas that we mapped as “coastal mosaic” correspond to areas described by White (1983) as the “Zanzibar-Inhambane regional mosaic” floristic region. The compound vegetation type of “coastal mosaic” includes the following forest and woodland types:

Conservation status

The table shows the area (km2) of the vegetation type and the percentage of this area explicitly designated for biodiversity, species or landscape protection (A) and areas designated for both protection and sustainable use objectives (B). Only the nationally designated protected areas were included.

PNV Area (km2) A (%) B (%)
CM 88,640 7.90 14.80

A) Include the IUCN categories I - IV; B) Include the IUCN categories V - VI and the protected areas without IUCN classification. Read more


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