Red Sea Nubo-Sindian tropical desert and semi-desert

WWF Abstract

To cover the full extent of this ecoregion, you'd have to make a long trek. You might begin near the coast of Oman, travel across its central plains to the Dhofar mountains, then cross into Yemen and across the deserts of Saudi Arabia and Jordan into Iraq. Much of this region consists of huge, flat expanses of sand, gravel, or lava plains. But it is hardly a dull place. In addition to having a rich human history, the Red Sea Nubo-Sindian Desert and Semi-Desert is home to endangered Arabian white oryx, rare plants, sand cats, and monitor lizards.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Egypt, Jordan, Saudia Arabia, Yemen, Oman
Area:160,959,997 acres (65,138,200 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