In the last couple of decades the Sahara mustard has been rapidly growing across the desert landscape. The Sahara mustard was first collected for herbarium specimen in 1927 by Andrew sanders, but he later found out that he had collected the wrong plant, making it an accidentally introduced invasive
While hunting and removal of live addaxes is illegal in Niger, the animals have suffered "massive disturbance" from oil installations operated by the China National Petroleum Corporation, the report said. Also, soldiers assigned to protect the oil wells have been hunting and poaching addaxes. It is endangered because of poaching (overharvesting in HIPPCO).
Desert tortoises possess carapaces that are dome-like in form. The outline of their shells not only offers their lungs ample room, it also helps desert tortoises maintain their body temperatures. Mature desert tortoises have the ability to manage for a minimum of a year without taking in any water. This is because of their water-stashing abilities.