A report on Savanna

Typical tropical savanna in Northern Australia demonstrating the high tree density and regular spacing characteristic of many savannas
Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, East Africa
Prescribed burn; Wisconsin bur oak savanna
Grevy's zebras grazing
Iberian pigs feeding on acorns of an holm oak
Savanna in eastern South Africa
Savanna in Western Sydney
Acacia savanna, Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenya.
Mediterranean savanna in the Alentejo region, Portugal
Oak savanna, United States

Mixed woodland-grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close.

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Typical tropical savanna in Northern Australia demonstrating the high tree density and regular spacing characteristic of many savannas

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Grassland

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Dominated by grasses .

Dominated by grasses .

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Setaria pumila, a species of Poaceae (the dominant plant family in grasslands)
Coxilhas (hills covered by grasslands) in the Pampas, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
Quercus robur -also known as the English oak- dominating the semi-natural grasslands
Black rhino
mountain plover
cheetah
Main land-cover trajectories from the 1960s to 2015
Meadow by the Desna river in Ukraine
Cumberland Plain Woodland, a grassy woodland that covers Western Sydney
Grassland in the Antelope Valley, California
Setaria pumila, a species of Poaceae (the dominant plant family in grasslands)

Quite tall grasses can be found in North American tallgrass prairie, South American grasslands, and African savanna.

One way of mapping terrestrial biomes around the world

Biome

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Distinct biogeographical unit consisting of a biological community that has formed in response to a shared regional climate.

Distinct biogeographical unit consisting of a biological community that has formed in response to a shared regional climate.

One way of mapping terrestrial biomes around the world
Holdridge life zone classification scheme. Although conceived as three-dimensional by its originator, it is usually shown as a two-dimensional array of hexagons in a triangular frame.
The distribution of vegetation types as a function of mean annual temperature and precipitation.
Terrestrial biomes of the world according to Olson et al. and used by the WWF and Global 200.

Tropical savanna

A conifer forest in the Swiss Alps (National Park)

Forest

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Area of land dominated by trees.

Area of land dominated by trees.

A conifer forest in the Swiss Alps (National Park)
The Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York form the southernmost part of the Eastern forest-boreal transition ecoregion.
Forest on Mount Dajt, Albania
Share of land that is covered by forest
Forest in the Scottish Highlands
Forest in Kuopio, Finland
Since the 13th century, the Niepołomice Forest in Poland has had special use and protection. In this view from space, different coloration can indicate different functions.
A forest near Vinitsa, North Macedonia
Tywi Forest, Wales
Temperate rainforest in Tasmania's Hellyer Gorge
Even, dense old-growth stand of beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) prepared to be regenerated by their saplings in the understory, in the Brussels part of the Sonian Forest.
Biogradska forest in Montenegro
Spiny forest at Ifaty, Madagascar, featuring various Adansonia (baobab) species, Alluaudia procera (Madagascar ocotillo) and other vegetation
A dry sclerophyll forest in Sydney, which is dominated by eucalyptus trees.
Proportion and distribution of global forest area by climatic domain, 2020
Broadleaf forest in Bhutan
Taiga forest near Saranpaul in the northeast Ural Mountains, Khanty–Mansia, Russia. Trees include Picea obovata (dominant on right bank), Larix sibirica, Pinus sibirica, and Betula pendula.
Redwood tree in northern California redwood forest, where many redwood trees are managed for preservation and longevity, rather than being harvested for wood production
Burned forest on Thasos
Priest River winding through Whitetail Butte with lots of forestry to the east—these lot patterns have existed since the mid-19th century. The white patches reflect areas with younger, smaller trees, where winter snow cover shows up brightly to the astronauts. Dark green-brown squares are parcels
Proportion of forest in protected areas, by region, 2020
Garibaldi Provincial Park, British Columbia
Latvian Pine Forest in Ķegums Municipality

Under land-use definitions, there is considerable variation on where the cutoff points are between a forest, woodland, and savanna.

Lysimachia latifolia (Broadleaf starflower) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the ground layer of forests in western North America.

Herbaceous plant

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Herbaceous plants are vascular plants that have no persistent woody stems above ground.

Herbaceous plants are vascular plants that have no persistent woody stems above ground.

Lysimachia latifolia (Broadleaf starflower) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the ground layer of forests in western North America.
Senecio angulatus, a herbaceous scrambler and climber

Some habitats, like grasslands and prairies and savannas, are dominated by herbaceous plants along with aquatic environments like ponds, streams and lakes.

Vegetation in northwest Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Cerrado

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Vegetation in northwest Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Vegetation in Pirineus State Park, Goiás
Fields of flowers in bloom during spring, Chapada do Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil.
Autumn foliage during the fall, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil.
Green vegetation during the summer, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil.
Dry and cold winter in the Cerrado.
Cerrado vegetation of Brazil.
The frog species Physalaemus nattereri (posterior view shown) is found in the open cerrado, but not in adjacent gallery forests.
Red brocket
Giant anteater
Manned wolf
Seriema

The Cerrado is a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, particularly in the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Minas Gerais and the Federal District.

Extent of tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

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Terrestrial biome defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Terrestrial biome defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Extent of tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

Savanna is grassland with scattered trees.

An updated Köppen–Geiger climate map

Köppen climate classification

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One of the most widely used climate classification systems.

One of the most widely used climate classification systems.

An updated Köppen–Geiger climate map
Tropical climate distribution
Dry climate distribution
Temperate climate distribution
Continental climate distribution
The snowy city of Sapporo
Polar climate distribution
North America
Europe
Russia
Central Asia
East Asia
South America
Africa
Western Asia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Melanesia/Oceania
Australia
New Zealand
Tropical climate distribution

East from the Andes, between the dry, arid Caribbean and the ever-wet Amazon are the Orinoco River's Llanos or savannas, from where this climate takes its name.

Belize

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Caribbean country on the northeastern coast of Central America.

Caribbean country on the northeastern coast of Central America.

Extent of the Maya civilization
"Caana" at Caracol
"El Castillo" at Xunantunich
An excerpt from the 1898 Gazette that declared 10 September an official holiday, part of the efforts of the Centennial Committee
Colonial flag of British Honduras, 1870–1919
Colonial flag of British Honduras, 1919–1981
A British Honduras postage stamp overprinted in 1962 to mark Hurricane Hattie
National Assembly in Belmopan
A British Royal Marine training in the jungle of Belize in 2017
Belizean Coast Guard working with the United States Navy
Districts of Belize
Topography of Belize
Belizean jungles are home to the jaguar and many other mammals. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1990 as the first wilderness sanctuary for the jaguar and is regarded by one author as the premier site for jaguar preservation in the world.
Scarlet macaws are native to Central and northern South America. Various bird sanctuaries exist in Belize, such as the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Belize Barrier Reef; aerial view looking north
The Great Blue Hole, a phenomenon of karst topography
Köppen climate classification of Belize
A proportional representation of Belize's exports in 2019
A sugar cane processing plant, Orange Walk Town, Belize. Sugar is one of Belize's top exports.
Panoramic view of Caye Caulker
Belize electricity supply by source
Belize has a wide diversity of ethnicities.
Maya children
Traditional Garifuna dancers in Dangriga, Belize
Mennonite children selling peanuts near Lamanai in Belize. Over 12,000 Plautdietsch-speaking Mennonites live in Belize, farming the land and living according to their religious beliefs.
Holy Redeemer Catholic Diocesan Centre
Rice and beans (with coconut milk), stewed chicken and potato salad. An inter-ethnic staple meal.
Accomplished Belizean cyclist Shalini Zabaneh
The keel-billed toucan

F Savanna, scrubland and wetland constitute the remainder of Belize's land cover.

A great example of the use of the Taíno language in this modern Taíno music is to keep the Taíno language alive. In this song, the artist AMR. He is demonstrating on the album cover the anger caused by the placement of the statue of Christopher Columbus in Arecibo Borikén/Puerto Rico, where he was born, and in the lyrics the pain and insult it causes. The song reminds the audience of the reason and the causes that the statue has for the Taíno people. Translations in 3 Languages. "Ajóta Lu" By Angel Manuel Rosado (AMR)

Taíno language

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Extinct Arawakan language that was spoken by the Taíno people of the Caribbean.

Extinct Arawakan language that was spoken by the Taíno people of the Caribbean.

A great example of the use of the Taíno language in this modern Taíno music is to keep the Taíno language alive. In this song, the artist AMR. He is demonstrating on the album cover the anger caused by the placement of the statue of Christopher Columbus in Arecibo Borikén/Puerto Rico, where he was born, and in the lyrics the pain and insult it causes. The song reminds the audience of the reason and the causes that the statue has for the Taíno people. Translations in 3 Languages. "Ajóta Lu" By Angel Manuel Rosado (AMR)

English words derived from Taíno include: barbecue, caiman, canoe, cassava, cay, guava, hammock, hurricane, hutia, iguana, macana, maize, manatee, mangrove, maroon, potato, savanna, and tobacco.

A 1644 map of New Guinea and the surrounding area

New Guinea

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World's second-largest island with an area of 785753 km2.

World's second-largest island with an area of 785753 km2.

A 1644 map of New Guinea and the surrounding area
Regions of Oceania: Australasia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Physiographically, Australasia includes the Australian landmass (including Tasmania), New Zealand, and New Guinea.
New Guinea located in relation to Melanesia
New Guinea map of Köppen climate classification
Mount Bosavi
Political divisions of New Guinea
Topographical map of New Guinea
Dani tribesman in the Baliem Valley
Kurulu Village War Chief at Baliem Valley
Korowai tribesman
The raggiana bird-of-paradise is native to New Guinea.
The floristic region of Malesia
New Guinea crocodile
Coral reefs in Papua New Guinea
The continent of Sahul before the rising ocean sundered Australia and New Guinea after the last ice age.
Group of natives at Mairy Pass. Mainland of British New Guinea in 1885.
Papuans on the Lorentz River, photographed during the third South New Guinea expedition in 1912–13.
New Guinea from 1884 to 1919. The Netherlands controlled the western half of New Guinea, Germany the north-eastern part, and Britain the south-eastern part.
A Japanese military map of New Guinea from 1943.
Australian soldiers resting in the Finisterre Ranges of New Guinea while en route to the front line.
Map of New Guinea, with place names as used in English in the 1940s
Western New Guinea was formally annexed by Indonesia in 1969
Papua province
Highland Papua province
Central Papua province
South Papua province
West Papua province

New Guinea contains many of the world's ecosystem types: glacial, alpine tundra, savanna, montane and lowland rainforest, mangroves, wetlands, lake and river ecosystems, seagrasses, and some of the richest coral reefs on the planet.