The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition between the Sahara desert in the North and the Sudanian savannas in the south.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Air and Téneré The Aïr constitutes a Sahelian enclave surrounded by a Saharian desert (AB ev)
Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites
Cliff of Bandiagara
Djoudj "semi-arid Sahelian climate" (unep)
Island of Saint-Louis "Part of the Sahel, a transitional desertic band that separates ?[?] the dunes of the Sahara from the baobabs of the savanna?, [1] Saint-Louis? landscape is characterized by occasional acacias and is disturbed by sand storms during the dry season." Wiki
Ruins of Loropéni
Saloum Delta
Tomb of Askia
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex


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