North Tibetan Plateau-Kunlun Mountains alpine desert

WWF Abstract

If you were trying to pick one of the toughest places in the world to live, you might consider the Northern Tibetan Plateau-Kunlun Mountains Alpine Desert ecoregion of Central Asia. Temperatures here are bitterly cold, snowfall is rare, and winds are strong. As a result, the region supports only the toughest plants and scattered populations of hardy animals. With a few exceptions, this isn't a place where humans have chosen to live.
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Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Area:92,544,000 acres (37,451,228 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER