Low Arctic tundra

WWF Abstract

The undulating landscape of this ecoregion is dotted with numerous lakes, ponds, and wetlands. Many migratory birds depend on the habitat as their primary breeding and nesting grounds. Nearly the entire area is underlain with permafrost. Covering most of the area's surface is shrubby tundra vegetation. Much of this ecoregion is an area of transition between southern taiga forest species and the northern treeless tundra. Winters here are long and very cold. This is the major summer range and calving grounds of some of Canada's largest caribou herds: barren-ground caribou herd in the west, and woodland caribou in the east.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Tundra
Countries:Canada
Area:196,799,999 acres (79,642,134 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Tuktut Nogait National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER