Greater Karoo & Kalahari Drylands bioregion
- 121,046Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 4Number of Ecoregions
- 47%Protection Target
- 3Protection Level
The Greater Karoo & Kalahari bioregion, located in the Afrotropical realm, encompasses the large expanse of dry savannas and woodlands between the Highveld in South Africa and the coastal deserts of Namibia. It contains four ecoregions – Kalahari Acacia Woodlands , Kalahari Xeric Savanna , Gariep Karoo , Nama Karoo Shrublands  – totaling approximately 121 million hectares of land area. Despite its dry climate, the bioregion is home to an extraordinary range of mammals including meerkat, the brown hyena, bat-eared and cape foxes, and all three of Africa’s big cats – cheetah, leopard and the famous black-maned Kalahari lions.
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