Arid environments

Earth’s major ecosystems: arid environments (deserts, steppes, and savannahs)

Aridity has many causes. Thus, the world’s arid environments differ widely from one another. The exhibition room gives an overview: from the Sahara, hot and dry throughout the year, to savannah climates dominated by distinct rainy and dry seasons and wintery cold tundras. Three subsequent dioramas will take you to the savannahs of East Africa, renowned for their concentrations of large wild animals.

Deserts, steppes, and savannahs

African savannahs