Central Persian desert basins

WWF Abstract

Salt pans crack and blister under the desert sun across the central plateau of central and eastern Iran. Roots from the sparse vegetation search desert soils for whatever water might be beneath the surface. Many of the animals living here wait for the heat of day to pass before they emerge on this landscape. At night, various wild cats, wolves, foxes, and other carnivores roam the desert, while bats fly about.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Iran, Afghanistan
Area:143,551,999 acres (58,093,433 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER