Mediterranean Acacia-Argania dry woodlands
|Mediterranean Acacia-Argania dry woodlands and and succulent thickets|
Argan tree, which is dominant in these woodlands
|Biome||Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub|
|Borders||Mediterranean woodlands and forests, North Saharan steppe and woodlands and Atlantic coastal desert|
|Area||1,000,000 km2 (390,000 sq mi)|
|Countries||Morocco, Western Sahara and Canary Islands|
The Mediterranean Acacia-Argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets is a Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub ecoregion that occupies 1,000,000 km2 (390,000 sq mi) in Morocco, northwestern Western Sahara, and the eastern Canary Islands (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and associated islets). It has either a Mediterranean climate or a Semi-arid climate or even an arid climate given that mean annual rainfall is below 500 millimetres (20 in) and falls as low as 50 millimetres (2.0 in) in the driest Algerian areas of the ecoregion. Temperatures average 18 to 20 °C (64 to 68 °F).
The Mediterranean Acacia-Argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets ecoregion is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean woodlands and forests, on the east by the North Saharan steppe and woodlands, on the south by the Atlantic coastal desert, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
- "Mediterranean Acacia-Argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets, in Northern Africa". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
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