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A vegetation map for eastern Africa( the right tree for the right place)

The map of potential natural vegetation of eastern Africa, gives the distribution of potential natural vegetation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi and Zambia.

The map distinguishes 48 vegetation types, divided in four main vegetation groups: 16 forest types, 15 woodland and wooded grassland types, 5 bushland and thicket types and 12 other types.

Furthermore, a number of compound vegetation types are mapped, which include vegetation mosaics, catena's and transitional zones. The current version is 2.0. The map is available in various formats, listed below. Before using the maps, please consult the terms of use.

View the interactive online map in your browser and quickly find out more about the natural vegetation (in the whole region or in the protected areas only) and its species for any location. Click here

Bring the map with you in the field and know the natural vegetation where ever you are. Download the map for use on your favorite mobile map viewer - Click here.

Explore the the vegetation map on Google Earth and find out more about the distribution of the potential natural vegetation and its species across the landscape. Click here

Learn more about the floristic, physiognomic and other characteristics of the potential natural vegetation types in the 7 volume FLD series or the country atlases (Click here).

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