Southeastern Iberian shrubs and woodlands

WWF Abstract

Many of the inhabitants of this ecoregion have one thing in common: strong and distinctive scents. Animals such as badgers and genets use scent glands and a keen sense of smell to communicate. And aromatic plants such as thyme and lavender fill the dry grasslands and shrub communities that dominate this landscape. Trees are almost completely absent in this ecoregion--only a few hardy species of pines, junipers, and a relative of the endemic North African conifer species Tetraclinis articulata occur in scattered stands, while white poplar and oleander are found in seasonally dry riverbeds.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Spain
Area:703,998 acres (284,898 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

ALBUFERA DE ADRA
CABO DE GATA-NIJAR
DESIERTO DE TABERNAS
MAR MENOR
PUNTA ENTINAS-SABINAR
SIERRA ALHAMILLA
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER