Taklimakan desert

WWF Abstract

Anyone who visits the Taklimakan Desert has to be prepared for some severe climatic conditions. This is the driest and warmest desert in all of China. On a clear day, an observer might see eight or ten tornadoes from a single viewpoint, and sandstorms in April and May can darken the midday sky until it looks like night. But because this ecoregion is so inhospitable to humans, it's also a biological oasis--the last refuge of wild bactrian camels, and one of the last homes of Asiatic wild asses.
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Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Area:183,295,998 acres (74,177,259 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 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder