Southern Sahara Deserts & Mountain Woodlands 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.

  • 329,860
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 4
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 37%
    Protection Target
  • 2
    Protection Level

The Southern Sahara Deserts & Mountain Woodlands bioregion is located in the Southern Eurasia realm (southern Palearctic) and contains four ecoregions –  East Saharan Montane Xeric Woodlands (823), South Sahara Desert (842), Tibesti-Jebel Uweinat Montane Xeric Woodlands (844), West Saharan Montane Xeric Woodlands (846) – totaling approximately 329 million hectares of land area.

The Southern Sahara Deserts & Mountain Woodlands bioregion is part of the North Africa subrealm and is made up of four ecoregions: (1) South Sahara Desert (2) West Saharan Montane Xeric Woodlands (3) Tibesti-Jebel Uweinat Montane Xeric Woodlands (4) East Saharan Montane Xeric Woodlands.

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 Southern Sahara Deserts & Mountain Woodlands ecoregions below.

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