Lake Turkana-Sudd Grasslands, Bushlands & Forests bioregion
- 282,916Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 11Number of Ecoregions
- 24%Protection Target
- 7Protection Level
The Lake Turkana-Sudd Grasslands, Bushlands & Forests bioregion is located in the Sub-Saharan Afrotropics. It is a very complex assemblage of 11 ecoregions -- Mandara Plateau Woodlands , East Sudanian Savanna , Sudd Flooded Grasslands , East African Montane Forests , Ethiopian Montane Grasslands and Woodlands , Ethiopian Montane Moorlands , Ethiopian Montane Forests , Northern Acacia-Commiphora Bushlands and Thickets , Masai Xeric Grasslands and Shrublands , Somali Acacia-Commiphora Bushlands and Thickets , and East African Montane Moorlands  -- stretching from northern Cameroon to Ethiopia. Fed by the White Nile in Sudan, the Sudd swamps overflow in the raining season, providing nutrients and water to one of the world’s largest floodplains. This makes it particularly important for migrations of birds and large mammals. The land area of this bioregion, covering over 284 million hectares, mostly consists of subtropical grasslands and savanna but it also includes the Ethiopian mountain forests, grasslands, and shrublands.
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