Alashan Plateau semi-desert

WWF Abstract

If you were to walk from the Tibetan Plateau northward toward Mongolia's Gobi Desert, you'd cross a broad stretch of dry land surrounded by mountains known as the Alashan Plateau. Here, shifting sand dunes alternate with patches of shrubs, tree-lined rivers, flooded reed beds, and occasional meadows. Inhabiting these arid habitats are a remarkable diversity of animals, including rare camels and wild horses.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:China, Mongolia
Area:166,399,998 acres (67,339,690 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Great Gobi National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder