Middle East steppe

WWF Abstract

An ancient caravan route between Damascus and Baghdad once passed through this open shrub steppe, located in what is now northeastern Syria and northern Iraq. Today, the land along that route has been heavily cultivated, and native vegetation and wildlife are threatened. Still, islands in the Euphrates River continue to support remnants of native woodlands, while oxbow lakes, quiet backwaters, and marshes remain important for migratory waterfowl.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Syria, Iraq
Area:32,703,999 acres (13,234,839 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER