Useful Tree Species for Eastern Africa

a species selection tool based on the VECEA Map

Riverine wooded vegetation


Within the VECEA region, we mapped the following vegetation types together in the compound vegetation type of “Riverine wooded vegetation": Riverine forests (edaphic vegetation type, fr), Riverine woodland (edaphic vegetation type, wr) and Riverine thicket (edaphic vegetation type, br).

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 (%)
Be/fe/R 2,442 4.10 0.00
Be/R 7,267 5.80 0.00
fs/R 161 30.40 17.40
R 7,955 10.00 12.40
wd/R 305 15.40 10.20
Wmw/R 363 12.40 0.00

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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