Sayan Alpine meadows and tundra

WWF Abstract

If you were to venture between Lake Baikal and the Altai Mountains in Russia, you'd discover the Sayan Alpine Meadows and Tundra ecoregion--an area with an extraordinary diversity of plants and animals. During the last Ice Age, slow-moving glaciers forced many species from different mountainous regions into this area--giving this ecoregion its high diversity. Today, much of the region remains unaltered by humans. As a result, you can still encounter herds of rare and wild sheep called argali, large brown bears, and many other rare wildlife species.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:Mongolia, Russia
Area:209,087,998 acres (84,614,911 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Altaisky Zapovednik
Azas Zapovednik
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder