Ghorat-Hazarajat alpine meadow

WWF Abstract

Located in the central highlands of Afghanistan, this ecoregion is made up of high alpine meadow and steppe, desert, and lakeshore ecosystems. Plant life in the higher elevations is hardy, having to resist both frost and drought. At lower elevations, some areas are flooded with snowmelt in the spring. Areas that aren’t reached by the snowmelt and receive less precipitation usually contain shrubs such as willows and sea buckthorn, or are filled with desert vegetation.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:Afghanistan
Area:16,447,999 acres (6,656,269 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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