List of ecoregions in South Africa

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The following is a list of ecoregions in South Africa, as identified by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Terrestrial ecoregions[edit]

by major habitat type

Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests[edit]

Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands[edit]

Flooded grasslands and savannas[edit]

Montane grasslands and shrublands[edit]

Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub[edit]

Deserts and xeric shrublands[edit]

Tundra[edit]

Mangroves[edit]

Freshwater ecoregions[edit]

by bioregion

Zambezi[edit]

Southern Temperate[edit]

  • Amatole-Winterberg Highlands
  • Cape Fold
  • Drakensberg-Maloti Highlands
  • Karoo
  • Southern Kalahari
  • Southern Temperate Highveld
  • Western Orange

Marine ecoregions[edit]

References[edit]

  • Burgess, Neil, Jennifer D’Amico Hales, Emma Underwood (2004). Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington DC.
  • Spalding, Mark D., Helen E. Fox, Gerald R. Allen, Nick Davidson et al. "Marine Ecoregions of the World: A Bioregionalization of Coastal and Shelf Areas". Bioscience Vol. 57 No. 7, July/August 2007, pp. 573–583.
  • Thieme, Michelle L. (2005). Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington DC.