Vegetation and climate change in Eastern Africa
A potential natural vegetation (PNV) map for eastern Africa.
It is the product of the project Vegetation and climate change in Eastern Africa (VECEA).
The VECEA project is a collaboration between various partners in east Africa and Europe. The project was funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.
The potential vegetation map is available as a Google Earth layer. You can open the layer by clicking the image to the right. (If you don't have Google earth, please download it first - you can download it from earth.google.com).
URL to the vegetation map
Website for the Potential natural vegetation of eastern Africa
We have dedicated a website for further development of tools and utilities based on the map.
Species selection tool
A species selection tool based on the VECEA map shows the useful tree species for Eastern Africa.
An 8 volume series documents the potential natural vegetation map developed by the VECEA project.
Free download: 8 volume series: Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa