Pilbara shrublands

WWF Abstract

Vast and rugged, the Pilbara region is sparsely populated. Its few inhabitants are miners drawn to the region by the ore-rich soils or sheep farmers who preside over enormous ranches called stations. The Hamersly and Chichester Ranges stretch out above plains of spinifex grass, dotted with the occasional hardy mulga tree. Rainfall is low during the warm winters and occurs only after sporadic cyclones in the summer. But while people may be absent in these tough conditions, other animals are not. A whole range of plants and animals can be found here that have adapted to the arid conditions, including beautiful wildflowers, raptors, and rare marsupials.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Australia
Area:44,415,999 acres (17,974,517 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER