East African Coastal Forests bioregion
- 35,825Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 7Number of Ecoregions
- 23%Protection Target
- 7Protection Level
The East African Coastal bioregion, located in the Afrotropical realm, extends in a narrow band nearly the entire length of Africa’s eastern coast. It consists of tropical and subtropical moist forests including seven ecoregions – Northern Swahili Coastal Forests , East African Mangroves , Southern Swahili Coastal Forests and Woodlands , Zambezian Coastal Flooded Savanna , Maputaland Coastal Forests and Woodlands , Southern Africa Mangroves , Kwazulu Natal-Cape Coastal Forests . The coastline is considered a biodiversity hotspot with 11,000 species of plants and animals, including 1000 species of seaweed, 3000 species of mollusks, and 1500 species of fish. The total land area of the bioregion is nearly 36 million hectares.
Learn more about each of the East African Coastal Forests ecoregions and explore the climate solution projects located in this bioregion below.
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