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Natural Environment


- Tropical Moist Forest -

- Tropical Savanna -

- Semidesert and Desert -

- Mediterranian Shrub Lands -

- Highland Vegetation -

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African vegetation zones are closely linked to climatic zones, with the same zones occurring both north and south of the equator in broadly similar patterns. As with climatic zones, differences in the amount and seasonal distribution of precipitation constitute the most important influence on the development of vegetation. Moving across the continent into drier and drier climates, the typical sequence of vegetation is from tropical moist forest to moist savanna, dry savanna, semidesert, and finally desert.

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