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1 Saudi Arabia Rangeland in Pictures

2 Main livestock is sheep

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4 The Arabian Peninsula (AP) is a vast landmass, where Saudi Arabia occupies 80 percent of the Peninsula. Arabia is one of the driest subcontinents in the world characterized by unpredictable and low-erratic precipitation and high temperatures. With the exception of the Asir Mountains, rainfall is mainly confined to the winter season with an estimated average annual precipitation of about 100 mm per year About one third of the AP is covered with sand. Deep sand and wind built dunes include the Great Nafud, the Emty Quarter, Ad Dahna, Al Jafurah and other sands bodies a long the western side of the Tuwayq escarpment.

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6 Different rangeland ecosystems

7 Camel Grazing Plant seen here is Rhanterium epapposum

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9 Haloxylon salicornicum commuinty rangeland vegetation is mostly representative of perennial shrubs

10 Panicum turgidum

11 rangelands degradation

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21 Effect of protection

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