Natural forest formations



Forest cover map

The following descriptions are based on the ecological map of Togo with its eco-floristic divisions and corresponding descriptions (FAO/PNUE, 1980). Apart from bioclimatic and physiographic criteria, the main floristic elements (solely the arborescent woody species) were taken into account in defining the various zones on this map. In this classification, "closed forest" indicates a higher than 80% woody cover, "open forest" a 50 to 80% cover, "savannah woodland" a 20 to 50% cover, and "tree savannah" or "shrub savannah" a 2 to 20% cover.

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

last updated:  Wednesday, December 14, 2011