Flooded grasslands and savannas

Flooded grasslands and savannas is a terrestrial habitat type of the WWF biogeographical system, consisting of large expanses or complexes of flooded grasslands. These areas support numerous plants and animals adapted to the unique hydrologic regimes and soil conditions. Large congregations of migratory and resident waterbirds may be found in these regions. However, the relative importance of these habitat types for these birds as well as more vagile taxa typically varies as the availability of water and productivity annually and seasonally shifts among complexes of smaller and larger wetlands throughout a region.[1]

This habitat type is found on four of the continents on Earth. Some globally outstanding flooded savannas and grasslands occur in the Everglades, Pantanal, Sahelian flooded savannas, Zambezian flooded savannas, and the Sudd. The Everglades are the world’s largest rain-fed flooded grassland on a limestone substrate, and feature some 11,000 species of seed-bearing plants, 25 varieties of orchids, 300 bird species, and 150 fish species. The Pantanal, one of the largest continental wetlands on Earth, supports over 260 species of fish, 700 birds, 90 mammals, 160 reptiles, 45 amphibians, 1,000 butterflies, and 1,600 species of plants. The flooded savannas and grasslands are generally the largest complexes in each region.[1]

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The Pantanal, in central South America
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Extent of flooded grasslands and savannas

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  1. ^ a b  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. World Wide Fund for Nature. "Flooded Grasslands and Savanna Ecoregions". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
Beach meadow

Beach Meadows are coastal meadows influenced by the presence of the nearby sea.

Under this definition, the salinity of the air and wind is usually high and the meadows are often flooded during and after stormy weather. These conditions implies that the flora is dominated by salt-tolerant species. But that alone does not make a meadow. To be categorized as a meadow in the first place, the plantgrowth has to be low in height, and normally this can only be achieved from wear by general traffic or grazing of the landscape, either artificially or by livestock. Beach meadows are therefore usually thought of as cultural landscapes or biotopes, requiring some degree of intervention and not being able to sustain itself on its own. If left to their own, beach meadows would usually transform into a so-called transitional meadow and eventually a shrubby or bushy seashore habitat.

List of ecoregions in Algeria

The following is a list of ecoregions in Algeria, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Angola

The following is a list of ecoregions in Angola, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Botswana

The following is a list of ecoregions in Botswana, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Chad

The following is a list of ecoregions in Chad, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Egypt

The following is a list of ecoregions in Egypt, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Kenya

The following is a list of ecoregions in Kenya, as identified by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Libya

The following is a list of ecoregions in Libya, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Malawi

The following is a list of ecoregions in Malawi, as identified by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Mauritania

The following is a list of ecoregions in Mauritania, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Namibia

The following is a list of ecoregions in Namibia, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Nigeria

The following is a list of ecoregions in Nigeria, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in South Sudan

The following is a list of ecoregions in South Sudan, as identified by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

List of ecoregions in Uganda

The following is a list of ecoregions in Kenya, as identified by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Little Rann of Kutch

Little desert of Kutch is a salt marsh which is part of Rann of Kutch in Kutch district, Gujarat, India.

Los Llanos (South America)

Los Llanos (Spanish pronunciation: [loz ˈʝanos], "The Plains") is a vast tropical grassland plain situated to the east of the Andes in Colombia and Venezuela, in northwestern South America. It is an ecoregion of the flooded grasslands and savannas biome.

The Llanos' main river is the Orinoco, which forms part of the border between Colombia and Venezuela and is the major river system of Venezuela.

Rann of Kutch

The Rann of Kutch(Sindhi: ڪڇ جو رڻ) is a large area of salt marshes located mostly in Gujarat (primarily the Kutch district), India and the southern tip of Sindh, Pakistan. It is divided into two main parts: Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch.

Yaéré

The Yaéré, from Fula yaayre, is the name of a vast annually flooded flat savanna grassland plain, part of the extensive floodplains around the shallow and variable Lake Chad in Central Africa.When not inundated by floods the Yaéré is an ecoregion of the Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, and when flooded it is an African freshwater ecoregion in the Flooded grasslands and savannas Biome.

Zambezian flooded grasslands

The Zambezian flooded grasslands is an ecoregion of southern and eastern Africa that is rich in wildlife.

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