While the Sahara desert is a hot and unforgiving place, more than 2,800 species of trees, shrubs and grasses call it home. Most of these plants exist in the northernmost and southernmost reaches of the desert where rainf... More » Science Biology Botany

Date palms and acacias are two types of plants found in the Sahara Desert. Tamarisks are another type of plant found in the Sahara. More » Science Biology Botany

The plants, wildlife and overall ecosystem of the Sahara Desert are threatened by human activities, such as overstocking livestock, an increasing demand for firewood, irrigation development and hunting for food and sport... More » Geography Africa
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