West African Coastal Forests & Savanna bioregion
- 115,433Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 7Number of Ecoregions
- 22%Protection Target
- 8Protection Level
The West African Coastal Forests & Savanna bioregion, located in the Equatorial Afrotropics, consists of tropical coastal forests and mangroves as well as Guinean mountain forests and forest-savanna. With seven ecoregions -- Guinean Forest-Savanna , Guinean Montane Forests , Western Guinean Lowland Forests , Eastern Guinean Forests , Jos Plateau Forest-Grassland , Guinean Mangroves , Central African Mangrove , it has a land area more than 113 million hectares, not including mangroves or adjacent marine areas. The Guinean forests are considered to be a biodiversity hotspot with over 9,000 species, 20% of which are endemic to the region.
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