Caspian lowland desert

WWF Abstract

The Caspian Sea is the world's largest salt lake, but millions of years ago it was even larger. Today, if you travel north from the Caspian Sea, you will walk across land that was once underwater but is now known as the Caspian Lowland Desert. Some of the region still lies below sea level and is occasionally flooded by the Caspian Sea. There are some interesting salt domes and other formations here, as well as temporary salt lakes and salt marshes.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran
Area:66,047,999 acres (26,728,677 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik
Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik
Chernye Zemly State Nature Reserve
Dagestan State Nature Reserve
Khazar Zapovednik State Nature Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder