Mozambique is located on the Southern East part of Africa, and stretches over 2770 km along the Indian Ocean. This geographic positioning provides the country with a wide range of ecological zones and ecosystems from the evergreen forests through the semi-arid savannas, mountainous ecosystems, to riparian, coastal and marine ecosystems. It is on these ecological zones and ecosystems where the rich biodiversity of the country flourishes, with some elements of biodiversity being of high value and importance at local, regional and global levels.

The ecological zones which are considered of global importance include the Eastern Africa Ecological Region, Forest Mountains of South of Rift, Lakes of Rift Valley and Miombo Meridional and Eastern Forests and Zambezi Delta Wetland Zones among others, i.e., the Eastern Africa Ecological Region is where a variety of coral species occur. It also comprises the second longest extension of mangroves in Africa, important populations of sharks-whale and manta ray, and the only viable population of dugongs in the whole Indian Ocean.   The forestry ecological zones in Mozambique host iconic species of wildlife such as elephants, buffalos, lions, hyenas, and antelopes which attract great tourism interest.

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