Help safeguard desert species by contributing to their conservation this NATIONAL THREATENED SPECIES DAY.
Today we are traveling to the world’s deserts to learn more about their incredible, albeit at risk, species.
Receiving less than 25 centimeters of rain per year (10% of what rainforests receive) and with temperatures so extreme, deserts boast a reputation as some of the harshest, most hostile biomes on the planet. Only those species resilient and adaptable enough can conquer the terrain and call such places home.
But as robust and fit as these animals may be, they are now facing more extreme challenges as droughts from global warming, uncontrolled hunting, and agricultural activities change the landscape they inhabit.