The region is characterized by a number of freshwater ecoregions including: Thrace, western Anatolia, southern Anatolia, central Anatolia, upper Tigris and Euphrates, Orontes, coastal Levant and Jordan River (Abell et al.
Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: A new map of biogeographic units for freshwater biodiversity conservation.
of North America: a conservation assessment.
Four major freshwater ecoregions are described from this part of Africa (Abell et al.
Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: a conservation assessment.
The World Wildlife Fund assembled a team of leading scientists to conduct a conservation assessment of freshwater ecoregions
as an initial step in identifying the areas where protective and restorative measures should be implemented first.
A conservation assessment of the freshwater ecoregions
of North America.
Freshwater Ecoregions of the World divides the world's freshwater systems into 426 distinct conservation units, many of which are rich in species but under increasing pressure from human population growth, rising water use, and habitat alteration.
Almost 18,000 species have been mapped and placed into freshwater ecoregions.
The Freshwater Ecoregions of the World (FEOW) project was created to address this need.
The Nature Conservancy's Carmen Revenga said Freshwater Ecoregions of the World could not have come at a more important time as competition for freshwater resources increases around the world.