Red Sea, Arabian Deserts & Salt Marshes (PA26) | One Earth

Red Sea, Arabian Deserts & Salt 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.

  • 332,859
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 14
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 45%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The Red Sea, Arabian Deserts & Salt Marshes bioregion is located in the Southern Eurasia realm (southern Palearctic) and contains 14 ecoregions – Al-Hajar Foothill Xeric Woodlands and Shrublands (722), Al-Hajar Montane Woodlands and Shrublands (723), Syrian Xeric Grasslands and Shrublands (739), Tigris-Euphrates Alluvial Salt Marsh (747), Arabian Desert (809), Arabian Sand Desert (810), Arabian-Persian Gulf Coastal Plain Desert (811), East Arabian Fog Shrublands and Sand Desert (821), Mesopotamian Shrub Desert (830), North Arabian Desert (831), North Arabian Highland Shrublands (832), Red Sea Coastal Desert (836), Red Sea-Arabian Desert Shrublands (837) South Arabian Plains and Plateau Desert (840) – totaling approximately 333 million hectares of land area.

The Red Sea, Arabian Deserts & Salt Marshes bioregion is part of the Greater Arabian Peninsula subrealm and is made up of 14 ecoregions: (1) South Arabian Plains and Plateau Desert (2) East Arabian Fog Shrublands and Sand Desert (3) Arabian-Persian Gulf Coastal Plain Desert (4) Al-Hajar Foothill Xeric Woodlands and Shrublands (5) Al-Hajar Montane Woodlands and Shrublands (6) Arabian Sand Desert (7) Arabian Desert (8) Red Sea-Arabian Desert Shrublands (9) North Arabian Highland Shrublands (10) North Arabian Desert (11) Tigris-Euphrates Alluvial Salt Marsh (12) Mesopotamian Shrub Desert (13) Syrian Xeric Grasslands and Shrublands (14) Red Sea Coastal Desert.

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