Natural forest formations
Forest cover map
Much of the southern and western zones of the country is part of the Kalahari Desert that consists of undulating sandhills with stretches of grass shrub and wooded steppe. Only in the north-east and east, an open type of broadleaved forest occurs, while dense forests are extremely rare and found only along water courses.
The above map is an extract from the Global Forest Cover map produced as part of FRA 2000. Please refer to FRA Working Paper 19 for a background to the production of the map.
The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Map source: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000, base map: ESRI