Maps of the individual vegetation types

The list below provides for each potential natural vegetation tpe a link that opens a Google Earth layers with points marking the distribution of that vegetation type. Where the vegetation type occurs as a single-type, it is marked with a filled circle with the code of the vegetation type. Where it is mapped as a compound vegetation type, it is marked by a little square with the codes of all vegetation types that are occur within that mapping unit


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van Breugel P, Kindt R, Lillesø JPB, Bingham M, Demissew S, Dudley C, Friis I, Gachathi F, Kalema J, Mbago F, Moshi HN, Mulumba, J, Namaganda M, Ndangalasi HJ, Ruffo CK, Védaste M, Jamnadass R and Graudal L (2015) Potential Natural Vegetation Map of Eastern Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Version 2.0. Forest and Landscape (Denmark) and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). URL: //vegetationmap4africa.org

Distribution of forest vegetation types

Distribution of woodland and wooded grassland vegetation types

Distribution of bushland and thicket vegetation types

Distribution of other vegetation types