Patagonian steppe

WWF Abstract

The Patagonian Steppe extends along the eastern face and foothills of the southern Andes all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, spanning much of southern Argentina and its border with Chile. Thick patches of low shrubs and scattered grasses dot the characteristic bare soil, sand, and rock here. Rising nearly 6500 feet (2,000 m) in some places, this cold desert scrub ecoregion extends from near the Straits of Magellan northward to the Valdés Peninsula. To the west, thorn thickets and shrublands give way to the Argentine Monte temperate grasslands and the semi-forested slopes of the Andes. And to the east is the Atlantic Ocean.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Chile, Argentina
Area:120,383,999 acres (48,717,676 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bosques Petrificados Monumental Natural National Monument
Laguna Blanca National Park
Lanín National Park
Los Glaciares National Park
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael National Park
Perito Moreno National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER