Landscape of Sahel

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    The Sahel is a transition zone between the arid north and the tropical green forest that borders the maritime coast, covering a surface area of 5.4 million km2. Vegetation in the Sahel region is composed of mainly stunted and scattered trees, shrubs, bushes and grasses. Sahel, Africa.

    Photo by Daniel Tiveau for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

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