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Bushland and shrubland

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These account for about 21.4% of the area of the country and occupy the intermediate zone between the humid and semi-arid parts of the country.

They are often intermixed with the woodland and the moderately cultivated land regions. Pastoral livestock grazing and browsing and, in some parts, charcoal and incense harvesting are the main activities.

The more dense bushland occurs on the humid side of the region and consists of multi-storied bushes. In the west, lowland bamboo bushland of pure stands of Oxytenanthera abyssinica is common.

The shrubland occurs on the semi-arid side and often consists of patches of shrubs interspersing grasslands with some scattered low trees.

(Source: National Atlas of Ethiopia)

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