Sayan Intermontane steppe

WWF Abstract

The Sayan Intermontane Steppe ecoregion is a broad expanse of grasslands and shrublands surrounded on all sides by a mountain forest. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as a "steppe island." Cold winters, hot summer days, and low precipitation combine to create a landscape filled with hardy shrubs and grasses and inhabited by an interesting assortment of animals.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Russia
Area:8,383,999 acres (3,392,884 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Sayano-Shushenskiy Biosphere Reserve
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER