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Desert Map

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Data courtesy World Wildlife Fund

Desert and Xeric Shrublands

Deserts and xeric, or dry, shrublands rarely receive more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rainfall annually. These bone-dry ecosystems have an abundance of life and are characterized by flatlands, rolling sand dunes, and cactus forests.