Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

The last Afromontane forests in Angola are threatened by fires

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Rent or buy this article

Prices vary by article type



Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Fig. 1: The Namba Mountains in central Angola.


  1. Collar, N. J. & Stuart, S. N. Key Forests for Threatened Birds in Africa (International Council for Bird Preservation Monograph No. 3) (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988).

  2. Huntley, B. J. J. S. Afr. Wildl. Mgmt. Assoc. 5, 157–166 (1974).

  3. Mills, M. S. L., Melo, M. & Vaz, A. Bird Conserv. Int. 23, 159–167 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. White, F. Afr. J. Ecol. 19, 33–54 (1981).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Vaz da Silva, B. A. D. N. Evolutionary History of the Birds of the Angolan Highlands - The Missing Piece to Understand the Biogeography of the Afromontane Forests. MSc. thesis, Univ. do Porto (2015).

  6. Huntley, B. J. Ecology of Angola: Terrestrial Biomes and Ecoregions (Springer Open, 2023).

  7. Government of Angola. Presidential Decree no. 26/20 of February 6th. National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP 2019-2025) (2020).

  8. Hirota, M. et al. Science 334, 232–235 (2011).

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  9. Kelly, L. T. et al. Science 370, eabb0355 (2020).

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  10. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects 2022., (2022).

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Martim Melo.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

The authors declare no competing interests.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Powell, L.L., Vaz Pinto, P., Mills, M.S.L. et al. The last Afromontane forests in Angola are threatened by fires. Nat Ecol Evol 7, 628–629 (2023).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing