East Saharan montane xeric woodlands

WWF Abstract

For a variety of animals--from sheep to lions--the rugged mountains of this ecoregion are a true oasis in one of the largest deserts in the world. Surrounded by the Sahara Desert on one side and the vast, arid trans-African Sahel on the other, this ecoregion supports a variety of life that normally could not exist in the dry surrounding regions. Precious freshwater collects in the steep and narrow canyons, attracting numerous animals. These permanent pools of life-giving water quench the thirst of leopards, ostriches, and gazelles.
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Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Chad, Sudan
Area:6,912,000 acres (2,797,187 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER