Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe

WWF Abstract

These woodlands, found on the eastern end of a long east-west chain of mountain ranges, contain a mix of rocky slopes and deep, rugged ravines. Where vegetation manages to grow, it provides important shelter for mammals, birds, and reptiles. These animals are totally different from the wildlife found on other Central Asian mountains, and have more in common with animals from Asia Minor and Afghanistan.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:Iran, Turkmenistan
Area:14,399,999 acres (5,827,473 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Kopetdagh Zapovednik State Nature Reserve
Syunt-Khasardagh Zapovednik State Nature Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER