Great Sandy-Tanami desert

WWF Abstract

In Western Australia, the Great Sandy Desert is an uninhabited wilderness where high red sand dunes extend in parallel rows for hundreds of miles. To the east, the Tanami Desert is a vast area of red sandplains broken up by hills and ranges. Like all Australian deserts, this ecoregion receives limited, sporadic rainfall and is covered in sparse vegetation. Clumps of tough spinifex grasses and scattered small, hardy saltbush shrubs cover the desert. Above this, sparse, spiny acacias and tall desert oaks can be seen.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Australia
Area:203,391,999 acres (82,309,822 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER