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Persian Gulf desert and semi-desert.

Mughal, Muhammad Aurang Zeb (2013) 'Persian Gulf desert and semi-desert.', in Biomes and ecosystems. Ipswich, Mass.: Salem, pp. 1000-1002.


The low desert plains of the Persian Gulf are located on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. This ecosystem includes a stretch of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coastline at Abu Dhabi, the island of Bahrain, the coastline of Qatar, parts of Kuwait, and parts of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia extending up to the Rub’al-Khali Desert. The region is marked by red-brown sandy mounds and sparse vegetation. It is an important stopover for the birds traveling to Asia and Africa. Overgrazing, poaching, and oil spills are some of the major threats to the bird population.

Item Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Environmental issues, Sustainability, Climate change, Desert biomes, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia.
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Record Created:10 Jul 2013 15:50
Last Modified:10 Jun 2014 09:54

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