Nama Karoo

WWF Abstract

On a vast plateau that was once filled with dinosaurs, wildebeest and eland now graze on shrubs and grasses. In the skies above Nama Karoo soar tawny eagles, yellow-billed kites, and Marshall eagles. And among the rocks and plants scurry a wide diversity of rodents and reptiles. Bat-eared foxes, riverine rabbits, dwarf shrubs, and many other interesting animals and plants have adapted well to the harsh climate of this ecoregion.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Namibia, South Africa
Area:86,783,998 acres (35,120,238 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Addo Elephant National Park
Augrabies Falls National Park
Gamkapoort Nature Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve
Karoo National Park
Mountain Zebra National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Naute Dam Recreational Resort
Richtersveld National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER