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Reports
L 03-Land Cover of Selected Study Areas in Somaliland and Southern Somalia: This report describes the land cover and vegetation of two selected study areas in Somaliland and Southern Somalia. Land cover classes were created using the LCCS classification system, and spatial variability was obtained through satellite image interpretation and field data collection. A description of the main land cover and vegetation units and their locations are described and are a valuable resource for users dealing with natural resources management.. Download file (9.8 MB) 
L-18 Monitoring of Golis Forest in Somalia: SWALIM phase III did identify loss of vegetation cover as one of the main land degradation types in Somalia. Other land degradation types identified during SWALIM Phase III included loss of topsoil, gully erosion, and loss of soil nutrient in agriculture productive areas. SWALIM phase III also did conclude that these degradation types occur due to aridity, over-grazing, tree cutting for charcoal production and construction materials, increase of settlements and water points, continuous mono-cropping, lack of nutrient management, increase of enclosures, and encroachment of crop cultivation into marginal rangelands.. Download file (4.6 MB) 
L-19 Methodology for Monitoring of Mangroves in Somalia: Small areas of mangrove forests exist in the estuary of the Juba River and on the coast between the Juba River and the Kenyan border. Some mangroves are also found in the coastal areas of Somaliland and Puntland, near Zeylac and East of Bossasso, respectively. Here, trees such as Avicennia marina, Rhizophora mucronata, Ceriops somalensis, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Sonneratia alba and Xylocarpus obovatus reach a height of 10 to 15 m in thick clumps. North of Mogadishu, only dispersed mangroves are found with trees 5 to 6 m high. The patches of mangroves in Somalia play a vital role in reducing shoreline erosion. These mangroves are also habitats to fish and are critical for conservation of biological diversity.. Download file (5.4 MB) 
Maps
Digital image classification land cover - 1988. Download file (293 KB) 
Digital image classification land cover - 2001. Download file (265 KB) 
Land cover and vegetation map of the northern area of study from visual satellite image interpretation. Download file (646 KB) 
Land cover change map from visual interpretation. Download file (162 KB) 
Land cover map. Download file (299 KB) 
Land cover map and vegetation map of the southern area of study from visual image interpretation. Download file (595 KB) 
Land cover map of the study areas from automatic digital classification (Landsat images of 1988). Download file (402 KB) 
MAP 3: Northern Area of interest vegetation. Download file (1.4 MB) 
Somalia land use/ Land cover - 2014 Draft. Download file (50 MB) 
Southern area of interest land cover aggregations. Download file (1.1 MB) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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