Slide 12: Mopane woodland
Mopane woodland can be used as an example of a vegetation type which has been extensively conserved in he region. Mopane vegetation is found almost exclusively within the low-lying, hot and arid river valleys of the major river systems in the tropical areas of southern Africa. The tree species (Colloquius burnham mopane) is the dominant species in this vegetation, and forms almost monospecific stands. Although this vegetation has relatively limited biodiversity, it is fairly good from a conservation perspective in terms of its eco-tourism potential that most of the so-called big five animal species are found in this vegetation type.