Hindu Kush alpine meadow

WWF Abstract

High in the Hindu Kush mountain range of northeastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan are alpine meadows and birch forests teeming with life. Despite the cold temperatures, great quantities of snow, and high elevation, life thrives here. In the region’s meadows and forests roam bears, leopards, ibex, and snow cocks. Unfortunately, a highway through the mountain passes could threaten the biodiversity of this ecoregion.
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Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:Afghanistan, Pakistan
Area:6,976,000 acres (2,823,087 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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