Kedougou is situated on the border of two different eco-regions: the western Sudanese savannah and the Guinea forest mosaic (AT0707 and AT0722 ecoregions, respectively, following WWF catalogue, 2010), although the vegetation is best suited to that of the latter.

There are basically four types of vegetation:

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  • Savannah

    in the drier and lower northern part of the reserve, composed of species of trees such as Ficus and F. glumosa lecardii, the faux kapokier Bombax costatum, the ceiba Ceiba pentandra, the shea tree Vitellaria paradoxa, tamarind Tamarindus indica and Bambusa sp. The herbaceous tapestry consists of grasses. According to a greater or lesser development of substrates, savannah can be classified into herbaceous, arbustive or arboreal savannah.

  • Semi-deciduous forest

    on the slopes of rocky cliffs, with species such as Bombax costatum, Vitellaria paradoxa, Cassi Siberian, Combretum glutinosum, Ficus sp., Nauclea lautifolia, Parkia biglobosa, Piliostigma thonningii, Afzelia africana, Pterocarpus erinaceus, etc.

  • Gallery forest

    in waterways of the gorges that descend from the rocky cliffs, with trees such as Carapa procera, Ceiba pentandra, Pseudospondias microcarpa, Cola cordifolia, Borassus aethiopum, and lianas as Saba senegalensis, etc.

  • Vegetation of the laterite plateau

    in the southern border with Guinea. Virtually no vegetation during the dry season, but is covered with grass when the rains begin.

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Instituto Jane Goodall España
Delegación Senegal
Dindefelo, Región de Kedougou