Gulf of California xeric scrub

WWF Abstract

This desert ecoregion is located on the eastern section of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and near-shore islands. The area receives less than 4 inches (100 mm) of precipitation per year, making it among Mexico's most arid regions. Yet in spite of its dry, hot climate, this ecoregion also contains marshes, springs, and pools throughout the peninsula, and is home to a large variety of plants and animals. Mule deer and bighorn sheep can be seen grazing among the desert shrubs or taking drinks from pools in palm-filled canyons.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Mexico
Area:5,824,000 acres (2,356,889 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder