Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion of dry forests and steppes was once a virtual portrait of northern African wildlife. Situated just inland of the Mediterranean Sea, it was home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, and even African elephants. Today, with native habitat severely fragmented and human populations growing rapidly, these large animals are rarely, if ever, seen. Still, many other mammals, birds, and reptiles can be found here.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
Area:72,064,000 acres (29,163,266 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
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Protected Areas

Omayed Experimental Research Area
Parc National de Djebel Bou-Hedma National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER