Qionglai-Minshan conifer forests

WWF Abstract

Think of Tibet, and the Himalayan Mountains probably come to mind. But their slightly smaller neighbors to the east are also important. The Qionglai-Minshan Mountains are among the steepest and tallest mountains on Earth, with some peaks reaching nearly 25,000 feet (7,500 m) high. These dense coniferous forests grow in middle elevations with an understory of bamboo. This cool, foggy realm is habitat for some of the last giant pandas, as well as many other rare species, such as the takin.
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Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Area:19,840,000 acres (8,028,963 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Wolong Nature Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER