Middle Zambezi

The Zambezi valley is part of Region 54 of the African Terrestrial Ecoregions. It consists of Riverine, and terrestrial ecosystems unique to the subcontinent. Among threatened species found in the valley are the black Rhino (Diceros bicornis), the painted wild dog, Lycaon pictus and the Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii). The flora consist of Colophospermum/Combretum/Terminalia woodland and the Zambezi riparian forest. At Mana Pools, it comprises the only flood plain ecosystem left in the Middle Zambezi.

 

Declaration Date: 2010
Surface Area: 2,879,300ha
Administrative Division: Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

Human Activities

The total human population is about 40600 habitants, with the major population in the urban area in the Biosphere Reserve and the CAMPFIRE buffer zones.

The core zones have only Park staff people, while the safari areas contain at any time, less than 50 people, comprising mainly sport hunters and their hosts.

Land Management units comprise the two core areas and11 buffer zone areas.

Ecological Characteristics

The Zambezi valley is part of Region 54 of the African Terrestrial Ecoregions. It consists of Riverine, and terres-trial ecosystems unique to the subcontinent.

Among threat-ened species found in the valley are the black Rhino (Diceros bicornis), the painted wild dog (Lycaon pictus)and the Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii).

The flora consists ofColophospermum/Combretum/Terminalia woodland and the Zambezi riparian forest. At Mana Pools, it comprises the only flood plain ecosystem left in the Middle Zambezi.  


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