This is the third volume in the new multi-volume set, Global Biodiversity. Each volume in this series covers the biodiversity of a selection of nations in particular regions of the world. The volumes discuss and summarize the available information on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and the variety of microbes of the different nations.

This volume looks at the biodiversity of selected countries of Africa, providing a rich resource of biodiversity information on countries in different parts of Africa, including:

  • Libya, Morocco, and Egypt in North Africa
  • countries on the east coast, including Gabon, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo, Senegal
  • land-locked countries, including Burkina Faso and Zambia,
  • countries on the west coast, including Sudan, Tanzania
  • and South Africa

With chapters written by research scientists and conservationists, the book covers geographical status, ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, and conservation efforts in each selected country. The authors provide statistical data on plants, animals, and microbes of that country along with genetic diversity with the focus on crop plants/cultivated plants and domesticated animals and their wild relatives. Endangered plants and animals and protected areas are discussed.

Other volumes in this series include coverage of selected countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australia.

chapter Chapter 1|33 pages

Phytodiversity of Burkina Faso

ByNacoulma Blandine Marie Ivette, Ouedraogo Issaka, Ouedraogo Oumarou, Dimobe Kangbeni, Thiombiano Adjima

chapter Chapter 2|27 pages

Biodiversity in Egypt

ByWafaa M. Amer

chapter Chapter 3|18 pages

Biodiversity in Gabon: An Overview

ByJean B. Mikissa, Flore Koumba Pambou, Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi

chapter Chapter 4|31 pages

Biodiversity in Ghana

ByMichael Kwabena Osei, Lawrence Misa Aboagye, Patrick Ofori, Benjamin Annor

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Biodiversity in Libya

ByMohammed H. Mahklouf, Khaled S. Etayeb

chapter Chapter 6|39 pages

Biological Diversity in Morocco

ByMohamaed Menioui

chapter Chapter 7|40 pages

Biodiversity in Senegal: Terrestrial Ecosystems Flora and Great Fauna

ByGueye Mathieu, B. A. Taïbou, Diop Sall Aminata

chapter Chapter 8|34 pages

Biodiversity in Sierra Leone

ByPrince E. Norman, Jenneh F. Bebeley, Janatu V. Sesay, Yvonne S. Norman

chapter Chapter 9|26 pages

Biodiversity in South Africa

ByDanni Guo, Judith L. Arnolds

chapter Chapter 10|22 pages

Biodiversity in Sudan

ByAhmed A. H. Siddig, Talaat Dafalla Abdel Magid, Hagir Mahagoub EL-Nasry, Abdelnasir Ibrahim Hano, Ameer Awad Mohammed

chapter Chapter 11|46 pages

An Overview of Biodiversity in Tanzania and Conservation Efforts

ByAlly K. Nkwabi, John Bukombe, Honori Maliti, Stephen Liseki, Nicephor Lesio, Hamza Kija

chapter Chapter 12|45 pages

Biodiversity in Togo

ByKouami Kokou, Komlan M. Afiademanyo, Komla Elikplim Abotsi, Houinsodé Segniagbeto, Mondjonnesso Gomina, Komina Amévoin

chapter Chapter 13|18 pages

Biodiversity in Zambia

ByStanford Mudenda Siachoono