Trans-Baikal Bald Mountain tundra

WWF Abstract

A chain of mountains stretches from the west end of Central Asia to its northeast corner in a series of summits that reach about 3,200 to 4,200 feet (975 to 1,300 m). The tallest peaks carve the skyline at heights of 8,500 feet (2,600 m). The Trans-Baikal Bald Mountain Tundra ecoregion carpets the high-elevations of these mountains, a frozen landscape where permafrost lies beneath a spongy cover of mosses and lichens. Countless creeks run cold and clear across the tundra landscape.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Tundra
Countries:Russia
Area:53,760,000 acres (21,755,900 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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