The Desert Collection
The earthy tones in this collection were influenced by some of the world’s most iconic deserts: the Sahara, Mojave and Kalahari.
What is the biggest threat to deserts right now?
Plant and animal species used to living in existing deserts are highly threatened by climate change, as global warming has a direct impact on the ecology of deserts. Rising temperatures cause more frequent wildfires that affect desert landscapes by eradicating slow-growing trees and replacing them with fast-growing grasses.
What species live in deserts?
Desert species have evolved to exist in extreme weather conditions. Camels can survive for weeks without drinking any water, and their nostrils and eyelashes form a barrier that protects them from sand. Many desert animals, such as the Fennec Fox, are nocturnal, going out to hunt only once temperatures have lowered. Some desert animals also cope with the heat by spending most of their time underground, like the desert tortoise.
How have species adapted to these harsh environments?
Desert plants have also adapted to survive without fresh water for years at a time, by growing long roots that tap water from deep underground or storing and conserving water. Because of their unique adaptations, desert species are extremely vulnerable to changes in their environment.
How is PANGAIA helping?
1 PANGAIA Desert product purchased = 1 mangrove tree planted = up to 1 ton of CO2 absorbed from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate the extreme effects of climate change.