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The Afrotropic Ecozone is Africa south of the Sahara Desert. It was formerly known as the Ethiopian Zone or Ethiopian Region. Ecozone is a classification system of the world first proposed by Miklos Udvardy under the name biogeographical realms for conservation purposes. ... The Sahara is the worlds second largest desert (second to Antarctica), over 9,000,000 km² (3,500,000 mi²), located in northern Africa and is 2. ...

The Afrotropic Ecozone

Madagascar and neighboring islands form a distinctive sub-region of the ecozone, with numerous endemic taxa like the lemurs. Madagascar and the Seychelles are old pieces of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, and broke away from Africa millions of years ago. Other Indian ocean islands, like the Comoros and Mascarene Islands, are volcanic islands that formed more recently. Download high resolution version (1096x744, 47 KB)Afrotropic ecozone - re-drawn from French wiki by MPF File links The following pages link to this file: Afrotropic Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1096x744, 47 KB)Afrotropic ecozone - re-drawn from French wiki by MPF File links The following pages link to this file: Afrotropic Categories: GFDL images ... Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. ... This article is about the ecological meaning of endemic. See also endemic (epidemiology). ... A taxon (plural taxa) is an element of a taxonomy, e. ... Families Cheirogaleidae Lemuridae Megaladapidae Indridae Lemurs are part of a class of primates known as prosimians, and make up the infraorder Lemuriformes. ... The Republic of Seychelles (say-SHELLS or say-SHELL) (Creole: Repiblik Sesel) is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,600 km east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. ... This article is about the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. ... The Union of Comoros (until 2002 the Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros) is principally a three-island country in southern Africa, situated at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. ... The Mascarene Islands (or Mascarenhas Archipelago) is the collective title of a group of islands in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, which include Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues and Cargados Carajos. ...


The Cape floristic region, at Africa's southern tip, is a Mediterranean climate region that is home to a significant number of endemic taxa, as well as to plant families like the proteas (Proteaceae) that are also found in the Australasia ecozone. A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles those of the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. ... This article is about the plant genus. ... The Australasian ecozone includes Australia, the island of New Guinea (including Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian province of Papua), and the eastern part of the Indonesian archipelago, including the island of Sulawesi, the Moluccan islands (the Indonesian provinces of Maluku and North Maluku) and islands of Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba...


The Afrotropic is home to a number of endemic plant families, including Oliniaceae, Heteropyxidaceae, Penaeaceae, Psiloxylaceae and Rhynchocalycaceae (order Myrtales) and Sarcolaenaceae (order Malvales). species (not a complete list) Olinia is a genus of small trees and shrubs with ten species, the sole genus in family Oliniaceae. ... species Heteropyxis is a genus which includes three species of small evergreen trees, the sole genus in family Heteropyxidaceae. ... Genera Brachysiphon Endonema Glischrocolla Penaea Saltera Sonderothamnus Stylapterus Penaeaceae is a family of evergreen, leathery-leaved shrubs and small trees, native to South Africa. ... species Psilioxylon mauritanum is species of white-barked flowering evergreen trees, bearing essential oils, the sole species of family Psiloxylaceae. ... species Rhynchocalyx lawsonioides is a small flowering tree, the sole species of family Rhynchocalycaceae. ... Families See text The Myrtales are an order of flowering plants placed within the rosid group of dicotyledons. ... Genera Eremolaena Leptolaena Mediusella Pentachlaena Perrierodendron Rhodolaena Sarcolaena Schizolaena Xerochlamys Xyloölaena The Sarcolaenaceae are a family of flowering plants endemic to Madagascar. ... Families Malvaceae (mallows,...) Dipterocarpaceae Sarcolaenaceae Cistaceae Muntingiaceae Bixaceae Diegodendraceae Cochlospermaceae Sphaerosepalaceae Thymelaeaceae Neuradaceae The Malvales are an order of flowering plants, mostly comprised of shrubs and trees. ...


There are 6 endemic bird families, including ostriches, sunbirds, Secretary bird, guineafowl, and mousebirds. Orders Many - see section below. ... Binomial name Struthio camelus Linnaeus, 1758 The Ostrich (Struthio camelus, Greek sparrow camel) is the largest living bird, reaching a height of up to 2. ... This article is about the sunbird family of birds. ... Binomial name Sagittarius serpentarius (Miller,JF, 1779) The Secretary Bird, Sagittarius serpentarius, is an extraordinary member of the bird of prey family. ... Genera  Agelastes  Numida  Guttera  Acryllium The guineafowl are a family of birds in the same order as the pheasants, turkeys and other game birds. ... Genera Colius Urocolius The mousebirds are a small group of near passerine birds which have no clear affinities to other groups, and are therefore given order status. ...


Africa has three endemic orders of mammals, the Tubulidentata (aardvarks), Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles), and Macroscelidea (elephant shrews). This article is about the mammal. ... This article is about the mammal. ... Families  Chrysochloridae  Tenrecidae The order Afrosoricida (also known as Tenrecomorpha) contains two families of small mammals formerly regarded as part of the order Insectivora. ... Subfamilies  Oryzorictinae  Potamogalinae  Tenrecinae Tenrecidae (common name tenrecs) is a family of mammals found on Madagascar and parts of western Africa. ... Genera  Eremitalpa  Chrysospalax  Chrysochloris  Cryptochloris  Carpitalpa  Chlorotalpa  Calcochloris  Amblysomus  Neamblysomus Golden moles are small, insectivorous burrowing mammals native to southern Africa. ... Genera  Rhynchocyon  Petrodromus  Macroscelides  Elephantulus The small insectivorous mammals endemic to Africa known as elephant shrews are neither elephants nor shrews and, more formally, are the members of the biological order Macroscelidea. ... Genera  Rhynchocyon  Petrodromus  Macroscelides  Elephantulus The small insectivorous mammals endemic to Africa known as elephant shrews are neither elephants nor shrews and, more formally, are the members of the biological order Macroscelidea. ...


Animals that could be found here include:

This article refers to a genus of African antelope. ... Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzees, also called chimps, are the common name for two species in the genus Pan. ... The gorilla, the largest of the primates, is a ground-dwelling herbivore that inhabits the forests of central Africa. ...

Afrotropic Terrestrial Ecoregions

Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Albertine Rift montane forests(Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda)
Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests(Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon)
Cameroonian Highlands forests(Cameroon, Nigeria)
Central Congolian lowland forests(Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Comoros forests(Comoros)
Cross-Niger transition forests(Nigeria)
Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests(Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria)
East African montane forests(Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania)
Eastern Arc forests(Tanzania, Kenya)
Eastern Congolian swamp forests(Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Eastern Guinean forests(Benin, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo)
Ethiopian montane forests(Ethiopia)
Granitic Seychelles forests(Seychelles)
Guinean montane forests(Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone)
Knysna-Amatole montane forests(South Africa)
KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic(South Africa)
Madagascar lowland forests(Madagascar)
Madagascar subhumid forests(Madagascar)
Maputaland coastal forest mosaic(Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa)
Mascarene forests(Mauritius, Réunion)
Mount Cameroon and Bioko montane forests(Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea)
Niger Delta swamp forests(Nigeria)
Nigerian lowland forests(Benin, Nigeria)
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests(Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo)
Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic(Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania)
Northwestern Congolian lowland forests(Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo)
São Tomé and Príncipe moist lowland forests(São Tomé and Príncipe)
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic(Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)
Western Congolian swamp forests(Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo)
Western Guinean lowland forests(Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone)
Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests
Cape Verde Islands dry forests(Cape Verde)
Madagascar dry deciduous forests(Madagascar)
Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests(Zambia, Angola)
Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Angolan Miombo woodlands(Angola)
Angolan Mopane woodlands(Angola, Namibia)
Ascension scrub and grasslands(Ascension Island)
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands(Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia)
East Sudanian savanna(Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda)
Eastern Miombo woodlands(Mozambique, Tanzania)
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic(Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo)
Itigi-Sumbu thicket(Tanzania, Zambia)
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands(Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe)
Mandara Plateau mosaic(Cameroon, Nigeria)
Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets(Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda)
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic(Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Uganda)
Sahelian Acacia savanna(Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan)
Serengeti volcanic grasslands(Tanzania)
Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets(Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan)
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets(Kenya, Tanzania)
Southern Africa bushveld(Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe)
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic(Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Southern Miombo woodlands(Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Saint Helena scrub and woodlands(Saint Helena)
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic(Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda)
West Sudanian savanna(Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal)
Western Congolian forest-savanna mosaic(Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo)
Western Zambezian grasslands(Angola, Zambia)
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands(Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands(Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Al Hajar Al Gharbi montane woodlands(Oman)
Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands(Amsterdam Island, Saint-Paul Island)
Tristan da Cunha-Gough Islands shrub and grasslands(Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island)
Flooded grasslands and savannas
East African halophytics(Kenya, Tanzania)
Etosha Pan halophytics(Namibia)
Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna(Mali)
Lake Chad flooded savanna(Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria)
Saharan flooded grasslands(Sudan)
Zambezian coastal flooded savanna(Mozambique)
Zambezian flooded grasslands(Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia)
Zambezian halophytics(Botswana)
Montane grasslands and shrublands
Angolan montane forest-grassland mosaic(Angola)
Angolan scarp savanna and woodlands(Angola)
Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands(Lesotho, South Africa)
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests(Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland)
East African montane moorlands(Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda)
Eastern Zimbabwe montane forest-grassland mosaic(Mozambique, Zimbabwe)
Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands(Ethiopia)
Ethiopian montane moorlands(Ethiopia)
Highveld grasslands(Lesotho, South Africa)
Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic(Nigeria)
Madagascar ericoid thickets(Madagascar)
Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets(Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland)
Ruwenzori-Virunga montane moorlands(Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda)
South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic(Malawi, Mozambique)
Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic(Malawi, Tanzania)
Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrub
Albany thickets(South Africa)
Lowland fynbos and renosterveld(South Africa)
Montane fynbos and renosterveld(South Africa)
Deserts and xeric shrublands
Aldabra Island xeric scrub(Seychelles)
Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert(Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen)
East Saharan montane xeric woodlands(Chad, Sudan)
Eritrean coastal desert(Djibouti, Eritrea)
Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands(Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan)
Gulf of Oman desert and semi-desert(Oman, United Arab Emirates)
Hobyo grasslands and shrublands(Somalia)
Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub(Bassas da India, Europa)
Kalahari xeric savannaBotswana, Namibia, South Africa)
Kaokoveld desert(Angola, Namibia)
Madagascar spiny thickets(Madagascar)
Madagascar succulent woodlands(Madagascar)
Masai xeric grasslands and shrublands(Ethiopia, Kenya)
Nama Karoo(Namibia, South Africa)
Namib desert(Namibia)
Namibian savanna woodlands(Namibia)
Red Sea coastal desert(Egypt, Sudan)
Socotra Island xeric shrublands(Yemen)
Somali montane xeric woodlands(Somalia)
Southwestern Arabian foothills savanna(Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen)
Southwestern Arabian montane woodlands(Saudi Arabia, Yemen)
Succulent Karoo(South Africa)
Mangrove

Central African mangroves (Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria)
East African mangroves (Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania)
Guinean mangroves (Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire)
Madagascar mangroves (Madagascar)
Southern Africa mangroves (Mozambique, South Africa)
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, also known as tropical rain forests, are a tropical and subtropical biome. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republika yu Burundi (formerly Urundi) is a small landlocked nation in the Great Lakes region of Africa. ... National motto: Liberty, Cooperation, Progress National anthem: Rwanda nziza Capital Kigali 1° 57′ S, 30° 4′ E Largest city Kigali Official languages French, Kinyarwanda, English, Swahili Government President Prime Minister republic; pres. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Uganda is a country in east central Africa. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republic of the Congo, also known as Middle Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo (but not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, which was also at one time known as the Republic of the Congo), is a former French colony of west-central Africa. ... The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a nation in central Africa, and one the smallest countries in continental Africa. ... The Gabonese Republic, or Gabon, is a nation of west central Africa. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Union of Comoros (until 2002 the Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros) is principally a three-island country in southern Africa, situated at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a nation in central Africa, and one the smallest countries in continental Africa. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Eastern Guinean forests are lowland forests in West Africa, from the Atlantic coast to a few hundred kilometers inland. ... The Republic of Benin is a nation of western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey. ... The Republic of Ghana is a nation in West Africa. ... Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ... The Togolese Republic is a country in West Africa, bordering Ghana in the west, Benin in the east and Burkina Faso in the north. ... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... The Republic of Seychelles (say-SHELLS or say-SHELL) (Creole: Repiblik Sesel) is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,600 km east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. ... The Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée) is a nation in northwest Africa. ... Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ... The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte dIvoire. ... The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Madagascar lowland forests are a tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion, found on the eastern coast of the island of Madagascar. ... Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. ... The Madagascar subhumid forests are a tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion which covers most of the central highlands of the island of Madagascar. ... Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The Kingdom of Swaziland (Ngwana) is a small country in southern Africa (one of the smallest on the continent), situated on the eastern slope of the Drakensberg mountains, embedded between South Africa in the west and Mozambique in the east. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Mascarene Islands (or Mascarenhas Archipelago) is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, which includes Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues, and Cargados Carajos shoals. ... The Republic of Mauritius is an island country in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 km east of Madagascar. ... Réunion is an island, as well as an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France, located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a nation in central Africa, and one the smallest countries in continental Africa. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Republic of Benin is a nation of western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Central African Republic is a land-locked country in central Africa. ... The Gabonese Republic, or Gabon, is a nation of west central Africa. ... The Republic of the Congo, also known as Middle Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo (but not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, which was also at one time known as the Republic of the Congo), is a former French colony of west-central Africa. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, As-Sumal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in East Africa. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Central African Republic is a land-locked country in central Africa. ... The Gabonese Republic, or Gabon, is a nation of west central Africa. ... The Republic of the Congo, also known as Middle Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo (but not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, which was also at one time known as the Republic of the Congo), is a former French colony of west-central Africa. ... The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe is a tiny two- island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, distanced 140 kilometers from one another, and situated about 250 and 225 kilometers, respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon. ... The Republic of Malawi is a land-locked nation in east Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republic of the Congo, also known as Middle Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo (but not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, which was also at one time known as the Republic of the Congo), is a former French colony of west-central Africa. ... The Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée) is a nation in northwest Africa. ... Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ... The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte dIvoire. ... The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... Introduction Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests is a biome located at tropical and subtropical latitudes. ... Cape Verde (Portuguese: Cabo Verde) is a republic located on an archipelago of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa. ... Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands are a biome, generally located at subtropical and tropical latitudes. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... Ascension Island is a Crown Colony of the United Kingdom located in the South Atlantic Ocean. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republika yu Burundi (formerly Urundi) is a small landlocked nation in the Great Lakes region of Africa. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republic of Malawi is a land-locked nation in east Africa. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Central African Republic is a land-locked country in central Africa. ... The Republic of Chad (تشاد) is a land-locked nation in central Africa. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... National motto: None Official languages Tigrigna, Arabic and English Capital Asmara President Isaias Afewerki Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 96th 121,320 km² Negligible Population  - Total (2002)  - Density Ranked 118th 4,298,269 37/km² Independence  - Limited  - Fully From Ethiopia  May 29, 1991  May 24, 1993 Currency Nakfa Time zone UTC... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The Republic of Uganda is a country in east central Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Benin is a nation of western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey. ... Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation of western Africa. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Republic of The Gambia is a country in West Africa. ... The Republic of Ghana is a nation in West Africa. ... The Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée) is a nation in northwest Africa. ... The Republic of Guinea-Bissau (República da Guiné-Bissau) is a country in western Africa, and one the smallest countries in continental Africa. ... Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Republic of Senegal is a country south of the Senegal River in West Africa. ... The Togolese Republic is a country in West Africa, bordering Ghana in the west, Benin in the east and Burkina Faso in the north. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... The Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana) is a landlocked nation of southern Africa. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The Republic of Uganda is a country in east central Africa. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Central African Republic is a land-locked country in central Africa. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The Republic of Uganda is a country in east central Africa. ... Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation of western Africa. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Republic of Chad (تشاد) is a land-locked nation in central Africa. ... National motto: None Official languages Tigrigna, Arabic and English Capital Asmara President Isaias Afewerki Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 96th 121,320 km² Negligible Population  - Total (2002)  - Density Ranked 118th 4,298,269 37/km² Independence  - Limited  - Fully From Ethiopia  May 29, 1991  May 24, 1993 Currency Nakfa Time zone UTC... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... See also the Empire of Mali and the town of Mali, Guinea. ... The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa. ... Niger is a landlocked sub-Saharan country in Western Africa situated north of Nigeria, east of Mali, and south of Algeria and Libya, named after the Niger river. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Republic of Senegal is a country south of the Senegal River in West Africa. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... National motto: None Official languages Tigrigna, Arabic and English Capital Asmara President Isaias Afewerki Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 96th 121,320 km² Negligible Population  - Total (2002)  - Density Ranked 118th 4,298,269 37/km² Independence  - Limited  - Fully From Ethiopia  May 29, 1991  May 24, 1993 Currency Nakfa Time zone UTC... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, As-Sumal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in East Africa. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana) is a landlocked nation of southern Africa. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republic of Malawi is a land-locked nation in east Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. ... Saint Helena refers to both an island and administrative unit in the South Atlantic Ocean 2,800 km off the west coast of Angola, and to the British Overseas territory that includes it and the dependencies of Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; this article describes both. ... The Republika yu Burundi (formerly Urundi) is a small landlocked nation in the Great Lakes region of Africa. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... National motto: Liberty, Cooperation, Progress National anthem: Rwanda nziza Capital Kigali 1° 57′ S, 30° 4′ E Largest city Kigali Official languages French, Kinyarwanda, English, Swahili Government President Prime Minister republic; pres. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Uganda is a country in east central Africa. ... The Republic of Benin is a nation of western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey. ... Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation of western Africa. ... The Republic of The Gambia is a country in West Africa. ... The Republic of Ghana is a nation in West Africa. ... The Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée) is a nation in northwest Africa. ... Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ... Niger is a landlocked sub-Saharan country in Western Africa situated north of Nigeria, east of Mali, and south of Algeria and Libya, named after the Niger river. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Republic of Senegal is a country south of the Senegal River in West Africa. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republic of the Congo, also known as Middle Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo (but not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, which was also at one time known as the Republic of the Congo), is a former French colony of west-central Africa. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... The Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana) is a landlocked nation of southern Africa. ... The Republic of Malawi is a land-locked nation in east Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Kingdom of Swaziland (Ngwana) is a small country in southern Africa (one of the smallest on the continent), situated on the eastern slope of the Drakensberg mountains, embedded between South Africa in the west and Mozambique in the east. ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana) is a landlocked nation of southern Africa. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. ... Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands is a group of biomes in which the climate is temperate to semi-arid. ... The Sultanate of Oman is a country in the southwestern part of Asia, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. ... Île Amsterdam is a sub-Antarctic island discovered by Juan Sebastián de Elcano on March 18, 1522. ... Tristan da Cunha is a remote island in the south Atlantic Ocean, at latitude 37°S, longitude 12°W. It is a dependency of St. ... Gough Island (also called Diego Alvarez) is a volcanic island rising from the South Atlantic Ocean to heights of over 900 meters above sea level. ... Flooded grasslands and savannas are a biome, generally located at subtropical and tropical latitudes, where flooding is very frequent. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... See also the Empire of Mali and the town of Mali, Guinea. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Republic of Chad (تشاد) is a land-locked nation in central Africa. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana) is a landlocked nation of southern Africa. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republic of Malawi is a land-locked nation in east Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in south central Africa. ... The Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana) is a landlocked nation of southern Africa. ... Montane grasslands and shrublands is biome defined by the World Wildlife Fund. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Kingdom of Lesotho (Muso oa Lesotho) is a country in southern Africa. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Kingdom of Lesotho (Muso oa Lesotho) is a country in southern Africa. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Kingdom of Swaziland (Ngwana) is a small country in southern Africa (one of the smallest on the continent), situated on the eastern slope of the Drakensberg mountains, embedded between South Africa in the west and Mozambique in the east. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Uganda is a country in east central Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. ... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... The Kingdom of Lesotho (Muso oa Lesotho) is a country in southern Africa. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... The Madagascar ericoid thickets is a montane shrublands ecoregion, found in the high mountains of Madagascar. ... Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Kingdom of Swaziland (Ngwana) is a small country in southern Africa (one of the smallest on the continent), situated on the eastern slope of the Drakensberg mountains, embedded between South Africa in the west and Mozambique in the east. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... National motto: Liberty, Cooperation, Progress National anthem: Rwanda nziza Capital Kigali 1° 57′ S, 30° 4′ E Largest city Kigali Official languages French, Kinyarwanda, English, Swahili Government President Prime Minister republic; pres. ... The Republic of Uganda is a country in east central Africa. ... The Republic of Malawi is a land-locked nation in east Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The Republic of Malawi is a land-locked nation in east Africa. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Shrub is a temperate biome, characterized by hot-dry summers and mild and rainy winters. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... Deserts and xeric shrublands is a biome in which the climate is very dry, either hot or cold It is characterized by water : almost none temperature : hot or cold soil : very limited plants : very sparse (succulents) animal : very sparse (insect, reptiles, arachnids, nocturnal birds) Colorados San Luis Valley is... The Republic of Seychelles (say-SHELLS or say-SHELL) (Creole: Repiblik Sesel) is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,600 km east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. ... The Sultanate of Oman is a country in the southwestern part of Asia, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. ... The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ... The Republic of Yemen is a country in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, and is a part of the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. ... The Republic of Chad (تشاد) is a land-locked nation in central Africa. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The Republic of Djibouti (جيبوتي) is a country in eastern Africa, located in the Horn of Africa. ... National motto: None Official languages Tigrigna, Arabic and English Capital Asmara President Isaias Afewerki Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 96th 121,320 km² Negligible Population  - Total (2002)  - Density Ranked 118th 4,298,269 37/km² Independence  - Limited  - Fully From Ethiopia  May 29, 1991  May 24, 1993 Currency Nakfa Time zone UTC... The Republic of Djibouti (جيبوتي) is a country in eastern Africa, located in the Horn of Africa. ... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, As-Sumal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in East Africa. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The Sultanate of Oman is a country in the southwestern part of Asia, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. ... The United Arab Emirates is an oil-rich country situated in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. ... Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, As-Sumal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in East Africa. ... The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (in French Îles éparses de locéan indien) are five islands of the Indian Ocean with no permanent population, Bassas da India, Europa, Juan de Nova, Glorioso, and Tromelin. ... The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (in French Îles éparses de locéan indien) are five islands of the Indian Ocean with no permanent population, Bassas da India, Europa, Juan de Nova, Glorioso, and Tromelin. ... The Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana) is a landlocked nation of southern Africa. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. ... Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. ... The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... Dune 7, Highest sand dune in the world, Namib Desert, Namibia The Namib Desert is a large desert in south western Africa. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. ... The Arab Republic of Egypt, commonly known as Egypt, (in Arabic: مصر, romanized Miṣr or Maṣr, in Egyptian dialect) is a republic mostly located in north-eastern Africa. ... The Republic of the Sudan, or Republic of Sudan (in recent years the definite article has increasingly been dropped in common usage) is the largest country in Africa, situated in the northeast part of the continent. ... The Republic of Yemen is a country in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, and is a part of the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. ... Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, As-Sumal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in East Africa. ... The Sultanate of Oman is a country in the southwestern part of Asia, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. ... The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ... The Republic of Yemen is a country in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, and is a part of the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. ... The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ... The Republic of Yemen is a country in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, and is a part of the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ... Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal Mangroves are woody trees or shrubs that grow in mangrove habitats or mangal (Hogarth, 1999). ... Angola is a country in southwestern Africa bordering Namibia, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zambia, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central Africa. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a nation in central Africa and the third largest country on the continent. ... The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a nation in central Africa, and one the smallest countries in continental Africa. ... The Gabonese Republic, or Gabon, is a nation of west central Africa. ... The Republic of Ghana is a nation in West Africa. ... The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and, by far, the most populated nation in Africa. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The United Republic of (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili) is a country on the east coast of central Africa. ... The Republic of Senegal is a country south of the Senegal River in West Africa. ... The Republic of The Gambia is a country in West Africa. ... The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country on the Atlantic coast of western Africa. ... The Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée) is a nation in northwest Africa. ... The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte dIvoire. ... Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ... Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. ... Mozambique is also the name given to a style of music from the 1960s, an advanced rumba by Peyo el AfroCán Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ...

Terrestrial biomes
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests | Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests | Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests | Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests | Temperate coniferous forests | Boreal forests/taiga | Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands | Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands | Flooded grasslands and savannas | Montane grasslands and shrublands | Tundra | Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrub | Deserts and xeric shrublands | Mangrove
Ecozones
Afrotropic | Antarctic | Australasia | Indomalaya | Nearctic | Neotropic | Oceania | Palearctic

In ecology, a biome is a major regional group of distinctive plant and animal communities well adapted to the regions physical environment. ... Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, also known as tropical rain forests, are a tropical and subtropical biome. ... Introduction Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests is a biome located at tropical and subtropical latitudes. ... Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests are a biome located at tropical and subtropical latitudes. ... Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests are a temperate and humid biome. ... Temperate coniferous forests are a terrestrial biome found in temperate regions of the world with warm summers and cool winters and adequate rainfall to sustain a forest. ... Taiga (SAMPA /taIg@/, from Russian тайга́) is a biome characterized by its coniferous forests. ... Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands are a biome, generally located at subtropical and tropical latitudes. ... Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands is a group of biomes in which the climate is temperate to semi-arid. ... Flooded grasslands and savannas are a biome, generally located at subtropical and tropical latitudes, where flooding is very frequent. ... Montane grasslands and shrublands is biome defined by the World Wildlife Fund. ... In physical geography, tundra is an area where tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. ... Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Shrub is a temperate biome, characterized by hot-dry summers and mild and rainy winters. ... Deserts and xeric shrublands is a biome in which the climate is very dry, either hot or cold It is characterized by water : almost none temperature : hot or cold soil : very limited plants : very sparse (succulents) animal : very sparse (insect, reptiles, arachnids, nocturnal birds) Colorados San Luis Valley is... Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal Mangroves are woody trees or shrubs that grow in mangrove habitats or mangal (Hogarth, 1999). ... Ecozone is a classification system of the world first proposed by Miklos Udvardy under the name biogeographical realms for conservation purposes. ... Antarctica is one of eight terrestrial ecozones. ... The Australasian ecozone includes Australia, the island of New Guinea (including Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian province of Papua), and the eastern part of the Indonesian archipelago, including the island of Sulawesi, the Moluccan islands (the Indonesian provinces of Maluku and North Maluku) and islands of Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba... The Indomalaya Ecozone was previously called the Oriental region. ... The Nearctic is one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earths land surface. ... The Neotropic ecozone is a terrestrial ecoregion which includes South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. ... Oceania is the smallest of the worlds terrestrial ecozones, and unique in not including any continental land mass. ... The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of the eight ecozones dividing the Earth surface (see map). ...

External link

  • Map of the ecozones (http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/global200/pages/mainmap.htm)

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Afrotropic at AllExperts (732 words)
The Afrotropic is one of the earth's eight ecozones.
Most of the Afrotropic, with the exeption of Africa's southern tip, has a tropical climate.
A broad belt of deserts, including the Atlantic and Sahara deserts of northern Africa and the Arabian Desert of the Arabian Peninsula, separate the Afrotropic from the Palearctic ecozone, which includes northern Africa and temperate Eurasia.
Equal Earth - Paintings - Afrotropic (943 words)
Afrotropics • Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Poaching and hunting have increased, uncontrolled burning of pastureland is disrupting bird nesting cycles, and long-time residents report decreases in the populations of useful plants and animals.
Yet another growing threat to this region is the invasion of alien plant species, which cover up to 20 percent of the land area in some places.
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