Persian Gulf desert and semi-desert

WWF Abstract

All along the Persian Gulf coast lies a low desert plain punctuated by red-brown dunes. This region, though dry and sparsely vegetated, harbors some important areas of wildlife habitat. Visit in the migration season, and you can spot a tremendous variety of waterbirds pausing on the coast as they travel between Africa and Asia. Head inland, and you'll come across green oases fed by artesian springs that are home to birds, marsh frogs, and more.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Area:17,919,998 acres (7,251,966 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Tubli Bay Wildlife Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER