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Vegetation description

Mangroves cover a small area in the Obock plain in the northwest of the country (annual rainfall of 100 mm). They form an 80 percent cover on average, and consist of a combination of Avicennia marina and Rhizophora mucromata.

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El Hamrouni, A.
1984. Rapport au Gouvernement de la République de Djibouti sur le développement forestier et la lutte contre la désertification. FAO, Rome.
Laurent, A. & Abdallah, A.M.
1990. L'environnement naturel à Djibouti. Forum on environmental protection and development of subregional strategy to combat desertification. Volume II. Country reports. IGADD. The National Resource Persons and Noragric, Norway.

National level mangrove area estimates







1 000

Spalding, M.D., Blasco, F. and Field, C.D., eds. 1997. World Mangrove Atlas. The International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems, Okinawa, Japan. 178 pp.


Map analysis. Scale 1:250 000

Trends in mangrove area extent over time

No significant changes appear to have occurred in the mangrove area extent over the last twenty years.

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