Interim profile, incomplete information
Details of this species in Mayotte
Occurrence: Established and expanding
Source: Barthelat, 2005
Arrival Date: 20 century
Species Notes for this Location:
Different species of acacia were massively introduced since the years 1970-80 for reforestation and to limit the erosion of bad land or "padzas". Acacia mangium has long been the reforestation tree of choice and it is now naturalized and invasive (Barthelat, 2005; Vos, 2004).
Management Notes for this Location:
Observation of its natural regeneration and its reputation as an invasive species in other tropical regions, encourage managers to seek other species to replace it. Native species (Mimusops comorensis et Calophyllum inophyllum) are being grown in the nursery of the Department of Water and Forestry (Vos, 2004).
Degradation of ecosystems through repeated fires, clearing, agriculture and construction has been particularly bad. Today the natural vegetation of Mayotte covers no more than 5% of the territory (Pascal, 2002).
Last Modified: 2/04/2008 3:04:50 p.m.