Introduction to Plants in Central Somaliland provides an introduction to some of the common native and naturalised plants found in Central Somaliland. A brief discussion of its major environmental zones is followed by a photographic guide to the plants in three main geographic regions; the coastal plain, Golis mountains and the Hargeysa plateau. It has been designed for the non-specialist; technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided.
Helen Pickering is affiliated to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in England. She has published three previous photographic guides to Wild Flowers: in Nicaragua, Oman and the Victoria Falls.
Ahmed Ibrahim Awale is an environmentalist with more than two decades of experience. He is the chairman of the Somaliland Biodiversity Foundation, as well as Candlelight for Environment, Education and Health. He also lectures on environmental science at the University of Hargeysa, and is the author of several books including, Environment in Crisis: Selected Essays on the Somali Environment.