Southern Eurasia corresponds roughly with the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region and is the southernmost section of the Palearctic -- one of the world’s eight major biogeographical realms – with 5 bioregions in total. This realm division consists almost entirely of desert, including both the Saharan and Arabian deserts, dotted with oases of flooded grasslands and marshes. To the far east of the Saharan bioregion is the Nile with its flooded delta and valley providing irrigation for most of the region’s croplands. Running along the north coast of Africa is a Mediterranean bioregion comprised of dry coastal woodlands.
Projects that require funding are identified for each bioregion on the map below. Click a number icon to open the associated project listings.