Qaidam Basin semi-desert

WWF Abstract

Brown bears, wolves, red foxes, blue sheep, and wooly hares are among the many mammals that dwell in China's Qaidam Basin. What makes this diversity remarkable is that it occurs in one of the driest, coldest places in all of China. The Qaidam Basin (Qaidam is the Mongolian word for salt) consists of desert vegetation on gravelly slopes with scattered shrubs, and a few saline meadows and salt marshes.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:China
Area:47,423,998 acres (19,191,811 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER