Threatened Habitats and Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) of Guinea, West Africa


NEW. Illustrated, quarto, pp 216, paperback, a very good new copy. PRINTING WAS LIMITED TO 100 COPIES. [Guinea-Conakry has one of the highest plant diversities in Sub-Saharan West Africa and is part of the Upper Guinean Forest ecoregion (Burgess et al, 2004; WWF, 2000) and the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot (CEPF, 2015). This diversity is due in part to the highland ranges of the Fouta Djalon and Loma-Man and Nimba mountains. These high altitude forests and grasslands have resulted in endemic species and interesting distribution patterns. There are large areas of lowland forest in Guinée Forestière (Forest Guinea), and some areas in Guinée Maritime (Coastal Guinea) though most of these forests are highly fragmented and small (less than 1 km2), the largest intact area is found around the Kounounkan massif in Forécariah Prefecture. Guinea is a major supplier of the world’s bauxite and has significant reserves of high grade iron ore, it also has small reserves of diamonds, gold and uranium. As a result large areas of open cast mining exist in the country and pressure on habitats and vegetation are increasing with the need to bring revenue into the country; this is in addition to unsustainable slash and burn agriculture and a growing population. Already 35 of Guinea's rarest plant species are possibly extinct, and 25 of these species are, or were, globally unique to Guinea.]

Title: Threatened Habitats and Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) of Guinea, West Africa

Author Name: Couch, Charlotte; Sékou Magassouba; Saidou Doumbouya; Martin Cheek; Pepe Haba; Denise Molmou; Jenny Williams; Muhammad Yaya Diallo

Categories: Conservation, Floras,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: 2019

ISBN Number: 1527240657

ISBN Number 13: 9781527240650

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 014711

Keywords: flora.Afrique.Africa.Conservation.upper guinean.forest.tropical.ecoregion.wesy.biodiversity.hotspot.Fouta Djalon.Loma-Man.Nimba.mountains.lowland.grassland.,