Tarim Basin deciduous forests and steppe

WWF Abstract

The Tarim River is an oasis that waters a strip 300 miles (500 km) long, running through China’s largest and driest desert, the Taklimakan. In the local Uygur language, tarim means "converging of waters." Among braided channels of water, forests of poplar stabilize the sand and moderate the climate. Much of this habitat, however, has been converted to agriculture, with native poplars planted as windbreaks along the edges of fields.
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Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Area:13,440,000 acres (5,438,975 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER