Altai alpine meadow and tundra

WWF Abstract

If you were to travel into the Altai Mountains of Central Asia, you'd want to bring insulated, waterproof boots and plenty of warm clothing. And you'd want to bring a camera. This elevated ecoregion has an arctic character, with extremely cold winter temperatures and vegetation typical of the northern tundra. But it's also an amazingly scenic spot with clear rivers, patches of forests and meadows, and some of the rarest and most treasured wildlife on Earth, including the snow leopard.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia
Area:22,271,998 acres (9,013,158 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Katunsky Biosphere Reserve
Markakol'skiy Nature Reserve State Nature Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder