Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is the largest on the Arabian Peninsula. It is a vast desert wilderness stretching from Yemen to the Arabian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan and Iraq. At 200,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers), it√Ęs one of the biggest continuous bodies of sand in the world. Gazelles, oryx, sand cats, and spiny-tailed lizards are just some of the desert-adapted species that survive in this extreme environment, which features everything from red dunes to deadly quicksand.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt , Iraq, Jordan, Syria
Area:457,471,999 acres (185,132,350 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Azraq Wetland Reserve
Dana Wildlife Reserve
Harrat al-Harrah Special Nature Reserve
Hor al Hammar Marshes Protected Area
Jiddat al Harasis (Arabian Oryx Sanctuary)
Mujib Nature Reserve Wildlife Reserve
Mushrif National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder