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North Saharan steppe and woodlands

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The North Saharan steppe and woodlands is a desert ecoregion, in the Deserts and xeric shrublands biome, that forms the northern edge of the Sahara. It extends east and west across Northern Africa, south of the Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe ecoregion of the Maghreb and Cyrenaica, which is part of the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome.

Souss-Massa National Park in Morocco

Winter rains sustain shrublands and dry woodlands that form an ecotone between the Mediterranean climate regions to the north and the hyper-arid Sahara proper to the south.

The North Saharan steppe and woodlands covers Template:Convert in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.

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