Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows

WWF Abstract

If you were to travel to central China, you'd discover that most of the region is a desert. But stretching across this dry land are the Tian Shan, or "Celestial Mountains." Climb up these mountains and you'll be amazed to discover their varied and relatively moist habitats. You'll pass through a parklike landscape of meadows and spruce forests into extensive grasslands and up to high rocky slopes. The Tian Shan Montane Steppe and Meadows ecoregion is home to many rare species, including little bustards, goitered gazelles, and the elusive snow leopard.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Area:69,183,999 acres (27,997,771 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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