March 3, 2020: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Wildflower Update There are a few flowers blooming now in several areas of the Park. Although the fields of flowers have still not bloomed there are lupines and brittlebush along the roadside of county road S-22 on the east side of the Park. There are a few desert […]

via Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Wildflower Update 3/3/20 — Natural History Wanderings

Wadi Rum of Lawrence of Arabia Fame The majestic beauty of the red-sandstone scenery of Wadi Rum was immortalised in David Lean’s 1962 film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, and it would be still recognised by TE Lawrence today. The film is about the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War. The spectacular landscape […]

via The Wildlife of the World’s Deserts – Part 6 – The Middle East — naturetails

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, Nov 20 2016 (IPS) – Desertification, land degradation, drought, climate change, food insecurity, poverty, loss of biodiversity, forced migration and conflicts, are some of the key challenges facing Africa—a giant continent home to 1,2 billion people living in 54 countries. Tera, Bajirga, Niger – Women at work for […]

via Battle of the Desert (II): A ‘Great Green Wall for Africa’ — HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

Combat Desertification and Drought One of the biggest and least understood environmental challenges facing the globe, desertification refers to the irreversible degradation of soil through human activities such as deforestation, unsustainable farming, mining and overgrazing. It occurs when trees and root systems that bind the soil are removed, exposing topsoil to erosion, and when unsustainable […]

via Desertification and Drought: An Issue Even in the Tropical Zone | Wildlife Alliance — Wildlife Alliance