Coastal forests of eastern Africa

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The Coastal forests of eastern Africa is a tropical moist forest region along the east coast of Africa. The region was designated a biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International.

The forests extend in al narrow band along the coast of the Indian Ocean, from southern Somalia in the north, through coastal Kenya and Tanzania to the mouth of the Limpopo River in southern Mozambique.

The World Wildlife Fund divides the coastal forests into two ecoregions: the Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic, which extends from southern Somalia through coastal Kenya to southern Tanzania, and includes the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, and the Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic, which extends from southern Tanzania along the Mozambique coast to the mouth of the Limpopo.

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  • Coastal Forests of Kenya and Tanzania (Tanzania Forest Conservation Group)
  • Coastal forests of eastern Africa (Conservation International)
  • "Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
  • "Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
  • African Wild Dog Conservancy's Biodiversity Hotspots Page