Junggar Basin semi-desert

WWF Abstract

Travel to the Junggar Basin of northwestern China and Mongolia, and you'll find yourself mostly surrounded by mountains. A gap in the mountains to the north plays a key role in defining the habitat of this ecoregion. It admits air masses that carry enough moisture to keep these lands in semi-desert rather than true desert conditions. As a result, a thin layer of vegetation grows in these arid lands, sustaining populations of wild camels, jerboas, and other wild species.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:China, Kazakstan, Mongolia
Area:75,199,999 acres (30,432,360 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Bogdhad Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Great Gobi National Park
Markakol'skiy Nature Reserve 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