Mesopotamian shrub desert

WWF Abstract

Visit the Mesopotamian Shrub Desert and you'll be cutting across the Fertile Crescent, the former "cradle of civilization" located in the Tigris and Euphrates River valleys. This ecoregion also encompasses what is known today as the Syrian Desert. The area is as fascinating from an ecological perspective as it is from a cultural one. It’s an important winter stopover for migrating Eurasian birds and a refuge for persecuted, sparse populations of wolves, hyenas, leopards, oryxes, gazelles, wild boars, and more.
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Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Iraq, Syria, Jordan
Area:52,160,000 acres (21,108,403 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