Status and Trends of Biodiversity
Zimbabwe is characterised by three phytogeographic regions, the Zambesian, the Afromontane and the East African coastal. The Zambesian region covers over 95% of the country. The Eastern Highlands form part of the Afromontane region and have the highest level of endemism, notably in the Chimanimani Mountains. The Zambesian phytogeographic region comprises five woodland types – miombo, mopane, teak, acacia and Terminalia/Combretum... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
15% of the country is protected as National Parks, Forest Reserves and Botanic Gardens. Conservancies (private farmland and combined holdings managed for wildlife) make up approximately 17% of the country.
Percentage of Forest Cover
Zimbabwe’s land area is classified in the following categories: 0.03% is moist forest (tropical rainforest), 0.4% is Forest Plantation, 65.92% is indigenous woodland (including bushland), 4.85% is grassland, 27.47% is cultivated land, 0.36% is settlement and 0.97% is rock outcrop and water body.