Useful Tree Species for Eastern Africa
a species selection tool based on the VECEA Map
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:
- Zanzibar-Inhambane transitional rain forest (Fg)
- Zanzibar-Inhambane lowland rain forest (Fo)
- Zanzibar-Inhambane undifferentiated forest (Fp)
- Zanzibar-Inhambane scrub forest (Fq)
- Zanzibar-Inhambane scrub forest on coral rag (edaphic vegetation type, xfc)
- Also included in the “coastal mosaic” is Zanzibar-Inhambane transition woodland (Wmt), which is considered a subtype of the Miombo woodland (see under Wm).
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 (%)|
A) Include the IUCN categories I - IV; B) Include the IUCN categories V - VI and the protected areas without IUCN classification. Read more