Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests

WWF Abstract

The Western Himalayan Subalpine Conifer forest plays a critical ecological role as part of the Himalayan ecosystem. This ecoregion forms a connection between the Terai grasslands of southern Nepal and the high alpine meadows and boulder-strewn scree that lie at the very top of the Himalayas. Several Himalayan birds and mammals exhibit seasonal migrations up and down these steep mountain slopes and depend on contiguous habitat for these movements. If any of the habitats are lost or degraded, these movements can be disrupted. Thus, conservation of this ecoregion is critical in maintaining the biodiversity - species and processes - of this youngest and tallest mountain range on Earth.
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Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:India, Pakistan, Nepal
Area:9,791,998 acres (3,962,681 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER