Central China loess plateau mixed forests

WWF Abstract

This plateau was created two million years ago by the deposition of wind-blown dust and by glacial till, called loess, which was left behind by retreating glaciers. Loess provides good agricultural soil but is highly prone to wind and water erosion. High winds and lack of vegetation contribute to the dust storms that northern China is famous for. They also account for the distinctive color of the Yellow River and Yellow Sea. Because the fine grain "loess" soils areis easily eroded, much of this landscape consists of deeply furrowed yellow hills.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:China
Area:88,831,997 acres (35,949,034 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER