Deserts Arid, But Full of Life

Deserts - Arid, But Full of Life
Photograph by Stephen Sharnoff and Sylvia Duran
National Geographic

Far from being barren wastelands, deserts are biologically rich habitats with a vast array of animals and plants that have adapted to the harsh conditions there. Some deserts are among the planet's last remaining areas of total wilderness. Yet more than one billion people, one-sixth of the Earth's population, actually live in desert regions.

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