Mount Hombori
Hombori Tondo
Highest point
Elevation1,155 m (3,789 ft)[1]
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates15°15′26″N 1°40′08″W / 15.25722°N 1.66889°W / 15.25722; -1.66889
Geography
Mount Hombori is located in Mali
Mount Hombori
Mount Hombori
Location of Mount Hombori in Mali
LocationMali

Mount Hombori (Hombori Tondo) is a mountain in Mali's Mopti Region, near the town of Hombori. At 1,155 meters, it is the highest point in Mali.

Biodiversity

Mount Hombori is an important location for biodiversity in the Sahel, with 150 different species of plants along with various species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects on its two-square-kilometer plateau surface.

Flora

In contrast to the surface of the plateau, the surrounding 10,000 square kilometers of flatlands contain only about 200 different species of plants. A major contributing factor to Hombori's biodiversity is a lack of cattle grazing at the summit, which is protected on all sides by sheer cliffs. For many species of plants, including Bombax costatum, Hombori is the northernmost point of their distribution, demonstrating its importance as a haven for many southern species. [2]

Fauna

Mount Hombori is home to some animal species, namely reptiles and birds, but also some species of mammals including the rock hyrax and olive baboon. [3]

Archaeology

Mount Hombori is a significant archaeological site, with caves inhabited more than 2,000 years ago.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hombori Tondo" on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 2 October 2011
  2. ^ "Projet Hombori: biodiversity". www.hombori.org. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  3. ^ "Fauna - complementary informations". www.hombori.org. Retrieved 2017-10-30.