Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands

WWF Abstract

If you were to spend time in the Ethiopian Xeric Grasslands and Shrublands, you'd probably find it a rather inhospitable place. The climate is very hot and very dry. Earthquakes jolt the land on a regular basis, and volcanoes erupt on occasion. What's more, the region has been politically unstable for more than 30 years. But despite all of these factors, the ecoregion continues to support quite an exceptional diversity of wild species, from gazelles to gerenuks to geckos.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia
Area:37,632,000 acres (15,229,130 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