Davis Highlands tundra

WWF Abstract

The ice-capped Baffin Mountains, reaching 5,000 to 7,000 feet (1,525 to 2,135 m) above sea level, are the core of this ecoregion, located along the northeastern portion of the Baffin and Bylot Islands. The sea extends into the ecoregion as glacier-filled sounds or glacially carved-out areas that are now arms of the sea, called fjords. In this tough climate, bare bedrock is common, and permafrost lies beneath the rest of the area. Vegetation consists of mosses, lichens, and cold-tolerant plants such as sedges and cottongrass.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Tundra
Countries:Canada
Area:21,695,998 acres (8,780,059 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Auyuittuq National Park
Sirmilik National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER