Sechura desert

WWF Abstract

The Sechura Desert of western Peru, like the neighboring Atacama Desert in Chile, exists as a long narrow coastal band, bound by the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its maximum width is only 90 miles (150 km), but its length is well over 1,200 miles (2,000 km). This extremely dry ecoregion is almost devoid of vegetation, except in certain riverine areas that flow down from the Andes. However, many of these rivers never make it all the way across the desert, trickling out into nothing before they reach the ocean.
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Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Area:45,696,000 acres (18,492,515 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Reserva de HuascarĂ¡n National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER