Atacama desert

WWF Abstract

The Atacama Desert looks so much like the surface of the moon that it has been chosen as a test site for a future lunar rover. This desert landscape includes craters, rocks, and loose sand, with vegetation completely absent in the interior due to lack of precipitation and high mineral content of the soil. Most of the plants and animals that do live in the ecoregion cling to water sources along the shoreline and coastal river valleys.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Chile
Area:25,983,998 acres (10,515,351 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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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