West Saharan montane xeric woodlands

WWF Abstract

Scattered mountains rise out of the vast Saharan Desert, creating this unique desert ecoregion. Barren gravel plains and stone plateaus surround the mountain ranges, as do wadis, or gullies, where drought-resistant umbrella thorn trees and athel pines grow. The West Saharan Mountains are an important stopover for migratory birds, including warblers, larks, wheatears, and swifts.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Algeria, Niger, Mali, Mauritania
Area:63,807,999 acres (25,822,181 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder