Discover the biodiversity of WA’s arid environments
Besides Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent on Earth with 70% of the mainland classified as arid, or semi-arid. Half of our country’s deserts are either partially or completely situated in WA. The conditions are harsh, but you may be surprised at just how many species not only survive, but thrive in the Australian outback.
Find out about adaptations that help animals and plants, such as Bilbies, Perenties and Sturt’s Desert Pea, survive in these harsh habitats.
These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science, HASS and English.