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The East African montane forests is a montane tropical moist forest ecoregion of eastern Africa. The ecoregion comprises several separate areas above 2000 meters in the mountains of South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

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1 Setting 2 Flora 3 References 4 External links

Setting[edit] The East African montane forests extend across a total of 65,500 square kilometers (25,300 sq mi), in 25 separate enclaves, which range in size from 23,700 to 113 square kilometers. The northernmost enclave is on Mount Kinyeti
Mount Kinyeti
in the Imatong Mountains
Imatong Mountains
of Southern Sudan, extending south through Mount Moroto
Mount Moroto
in eastern Uganda and Mount Elgon
Mount Elgon
on the Kenya- Uganda
Uganda
border. In Kenya
Kenya
and Tanzania, the ecoregion follows the mountains east and west of the Eastern Rift and associated volcanoes, including the Aberdare Range, Mount Kenya, Mount Kulal, Mount Nyiru, Bukkol, and the Nguruman Escarpment
Nguruman Escarpment
in Kenya, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ngorongoro, and the Marang forests (Mbulu and Hanang) in northern Tanzania.[1] Flora[edit] The ecoregion consists of montane forests, grasslands, and savannas, transitioning to the East African montane moorlands on the highest peaks. The ecoregion is home to the Afromontane
Afromontane
flora, which occurs in the mountains of eastern Africa, and is distinct from the lowland flora. References[edit]

^ "East African montane forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 

External links[edit]

World Wildlife Fund (2001). "East African montane forests". WildWorld Ecoregion
Ecoregion
Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08. 

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