West Sudanian Savanna bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 164,303
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 1
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 16%
    Protection Target
  • 10
    Protection Level

The West Sudanian Savanna bioregion, located in the Sub-Saharan Afrotropics, is made up of one large ecoregion — West Sudanian Savanna [1] — stretching from the coast of Senegal to the eastern border of Nigeria. It is an area of particular importance for large mammal migrations and includes a network of important national parks along the border between Benin and Burkina Faso. The land area of this bioregion is approximately 164 million hectares. 

The West Sudanian Savanna bioregion is part of the Sub Saharan Afrotropics subrealm and is made up of a single ecoregion: West Sudanian Savanna [1].

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