Stories in Nevada

Mojave Desert Animals and Plants

Connect with Nature in Southern Nevada

The Mojave Desert is a national treasure. Its otherworldly beauty shelters a huge range of unique plants and animals, and its 20 million acres provide for people in a multitude of ways: clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, energy to power our lives, and economic opportunities from recreation to military training.

The Nature Conservancy is working to protect this beautiful, irreplaceable desert habitat. Browse these photos for a peak at 12 native species we're working to protect that share the desert with Las Vegas.