Nihonkai montane deciduous forests

WWF Abstract

The hills of this snowy ecoregion are covered in trees, dwarf shrubs, and grasses that can withstand the harsh, wintry conditions. A few mammals have adapted to this climate as well. The Japanese macaques of this ecoregion, for example, make up the northernmost primate population in the world. They have developed denser fur and a larger body size than macaque species found farther south, which enable them to cope with the extreme cold and heavy snowfall.
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Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Area:20,351,999 acres (8,236,162 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data

Protected Areas

Azumayama Forest Forest Ecosystem Reserve
Mount Hakusan National Park
Shiga Highland Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER