Overview
December 17, 2018

The Chihuahuan Desert—the largest desert in North America—is home to some of the most biodiverse grasslands in the world. These spectacular ecosystems also store large amounts of carbon, are key for water supply and contribute to the livelihood of millions of people in the region. Yet, these grasslands are highly threatened by human activity and a changing climate, disappearing at alarming rates.

Explore this interactive map to find out more about the ongoing threats to grasslands in the Chihuahuan Desert and current efforts to protect and restore degraded grasslands.