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Fresh grass after burn, Niassa Reserve, Mozambique | by Bioversity International
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Fresh grass after burn, Niassa Reserve, Mozambique

A Bioversity project is studying the relationship between the people living in the Niassa reserve in Mozambique and the tree species that are important to them.


Niassa is part of the Eastern Miombo woodlands, which also encompasses parts of Tanzania and Malawi. The reserve is one of the largest miombo woodland preserves in the world, with miombo forest covering half of the preserve. The remainder is mostly open savannah, with some wetlands and isolated patches of forest. 95% of the preserve's biomass is vegetation, which includes 21 types of plant matter and 191 species of trees and shrubs.


Read more about our work on forest and tree genetic diversity:


Read more about Bioversity International’s work in sub-Saharan Africa


Credits: Bioversity International\ L. Snook

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Taken on July 10, 2010