Southeast African Subtropical Grasslands bioregion
- 63,156Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 5Number of Ecoregions
- 15%Protection Target
- 4Protection Level
The Southeast African bioregion, located in the Afrotropical realm, is centered around the inland Highveld, a plateau formed by the Great Escarpment ridge in South Africa dominated by mountain grasslands, which transition to subtropical grasslands in the east and mid-altitude bushlands in the north. The bioregion contains five ecoregions – Central Bushveld , Limpopo Lowveld , Highveld Grasslands , Drakensberg Grasslands , Drakensberg Escarpment Savanna and Thicket  – with a total area of more than 63 million hectares. Although fragmented, it contains the greatest expanse of remaining grassland in southern Africa and provides habitat for numerous birds and mammal species, including pangolins, honey badgers, and mountain zebras.
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