Saharan Atlas


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Saharan Atlas

 

a system of mountain ranges and massifs in the southern Atlas Mountains, in Algeria. Average elevations range between 1,200 and 1,500 m; individual peaks rise to elevations of more than 2,000 m (Djebel Aissa, 2,336 m). Cuestas and flat-topped peaks predominate in the relief; outcrops of salt-bearing rocks are common, for example, cliffs and domes of gypsum and salt. Landforms are of the semidesert type. On the peaks, there are sparse forests of holm oak, Aleppo pine, thuja, and savin.

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Far to the south rose the dim lines of the Saharan Atlas range.
The northern range was restricted to the Saharan Atlas, with isolated populations in Djebel Messaad near Bousaada, in and around the Aures, including Djebel Metlili near Ghardaia, and Nemamcha Mountains to the south of Tebessa (Kowalski and Rzebik-Kowalska, 1991).
Moreover, a questionnaire on local knowledge (presence/absence, behaviour, habitat in relation with human activity and threats) was sent to forest rangers, wildlife associations and hunters federations of all governorates including part of the Saharan Atlas to report on the presence/absence of aoudad in their area.
2013) reported that the Cuvier's gazelle was limited to the northern part of the country, being found neither in the north of the Tell Atlas nor south of the Saharan Atlas.
1990) reported a total number of 400 individuals when De Smet (1991) estimated a number of 560 individuals: 235 individuals in the Tell Atlas, 140 individuals in the Saharan Atlas, 135 individuals in the eastern mountains and 50 individuals in the Mergueb area.
In its second phase, the project of a financial package of around $ 6 million (cash) and an in-kind contribution from the Government of $ 20,803,052, will cover not only the two parks and the Tassili Ahaggar but also three newly created cultural parks cultural parks Tindouf, the Saharan Atlas and Tuat Gourara-Tidiket.
It gradually narrows in the East to the Algerian-Tunisian border where Saharan Atlas and the Tell chain are in contact [7].
From exploring Algeria's beautiful Mediterranean coastline to venturing into the Saharan Atlas mountains, the options are endless," the website says.
flavovirens, the species of the northern side of the Saharan Atlas and the Anti-Atlas, and T.
North of the peaks of the Saharan Atlas, from the Middle and High Atlas of Morocco to northern and southwestern central Tunisia by way of the high steppe plateaus of Algeria, in the subhumid and semiarid bioclimatic stages, T.
Location : Tassili N%Ajjer Ahaggar Saharan Atlas, Tuat Gourara Tidiket and Tindouf