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Table 1 Biophysical characteristics of Boulon, Tapoa-Boopo, and Tiogo forests [23]

From: Traditional knowledge and cultural importance of Gardenia erubescens Stapf & Hutch. in Sudanian savanna of Burkina Faso

Protected areas Boulon Tapoa-Boopo Tiogo
Region Cascades Eastern Central-West
Location 10° 15′–10° 22′ N; 4° 20′–4° 38′ W 12° 10′–12° 23′ N; 0° 58′–1° 13′ W 12° 10′–12° 25′ N; 2° 39′–2° 54′ W
Area (ha) 13,521.70 36,202.30 30,339
Climate Sudanian Sudano-Sahelian Sudano-Sahelian
Annual rainfall (mm) 900–1100 600–900 600–900
Rainfall regime Unimodal Unimodal Unimodal
Temperature range (°C) 20–25 20–30° 20–30°
Main vegetation Dense dry forest, savannas Tree and shrub savannas Tree and shrub savannas