Guinean forest-savanna mosaic

Guinean forest-savanna mosaic

The Guinean forest-savanna mosaic is an ecoregion of West Africa, consisting of interlaced forest, savanna, and grassland, which divides the tropical moist forests near the coast from the West Sudanian savanna of the interior. The Guinean forest-savanna mosaic covers an area of 673,600 square kilometers (260,100 square miles), extending from western Senegal to eastern Nigeria, and including portions of Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin. The Cameroon Highlands of eastern Nigeria and Cameroon separate the Guinean forest-savanna mosaic from the Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic, which lies to the east. The Dahomey Gap is a region of Togo and Benin where the forest-savanna mosaic extends to the coast, and separates the Upper Guinean forests of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, and Ghana from the Lower Guinean forests of Nigeria and Cameroon.

External links

* [http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/at/at0707_full.html Guinean forest-savanna mosaic (World Wildlife Fund)]


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