Northern Sahara Deserts, Savannas & Marshes (PA24) | One Earth

Northern Sahara Deserts, Savannas & Marshes bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 404,488
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 7
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 41%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The Northern Sahara Deserts, Savannas & Marshes bioregion is located in the Southern Eurasia realm (southern Palearctic) and contains six terrestrial ecoregions – Nile Delta Flooded Savanna (744), Canary Islands Dry Woodlands and Forests (787), East Sahara Desert (822), North Saharan Xeric Steppe and Woodland (833), Saharan Atlantic Coastal Desert (839), West Sahara Desert (845) – along with the Saharan Halophytics (745) totaling over 404 million hectares of land area.

The Northern Sahara Deserts, Savannas & Marshes bioregion is part of the North Africa subrealm and is made up of seven ecoregions: (1) Canary Islands Dry Woodlands and Forests (2) Saharan Atlantic Coastal Desert (3) North Saharan Xeric Steppe and Woodland (4) West Sahara Desert (5) East Sahara Desert (6) Saharan Halophytics (7) Nile Delta Flooded Savanna.

One Earth is dedicated to mobilizing philanthropic capital to protect the ecosystems and peoples of Southern Eurasia. Visit the Project Marketplace to explore projects in this realm that need your support. Learn more about each of the Northern Sahara Deserts, Savannas & Marshes ecoregions below.

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