Central Anatolian steppe

WWF Abstract

In central Turkey, patches of grasslands make up the Central Anatolian Steppe ecoregion. On a high plateau surrounded by rugged mountains, the landscape here is dotted with low plants, stunted bushes, and short grasses such as bunchgrass and other tuft-forming grasses. The landscape surrounding this plateau is open and park-like, with grasslands interspersed with scattered trees of juniper, carob, oak, and thorn. The Central Anatolian Steppe encompasses Turkey’s largest lake (Tuz Gölü) and its surrounding salt pans, salt lakes, and other wetlands. Along the water, a profusion of colors from flowering plants emerges every spring. Birds such as avocets and white-fronted geese that migrate across Turkey find a welcome stopover in the Central Anatolian Steppe.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Turkey
Area:6,143,999 acres (2,486,388 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 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder