Badghyz and Karabil semi-desert

WWF Abstract

Forming the northernmost flanks of the Hindu Kush Mountains in central Asia, the Badkhyz-Karabil Semi-Desert ecoregion is made up of hilly plateaus carpeted with savanna and groves of wild pistachio. The ecoregion contains a remarkable amount of plant diversity, hosting more than 1,100 species of vascular plants--about 75 of which are endemic. WhatÂ’s more, the ecoregion contains key populations of kulan and goitered gazelles, as well as a variety of bird life.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan
Area:33,023,998 acres (13,364,338 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Badghyz Zapovednik State Nature Reserve
Kugitang Zapovednik State Nature Reserve
Tigrovaia Balka Zapovednik State Nature Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder