Eastern Anatolian deciduous forests

WWF Abstract

This part of Turkey is known for the cultivation of many wild plant species that are now common in our pantries and on our dinner tables. More than 30 species of wild wheat are grown here, along with barley, chickpeas, lentils, apricots, figs, cherries, and many types of nuts. Ornamental flowers such as the tulips, crocuses, snowdrops, and lilies have been cultivated from wild species as well. Unfortunately, such practices have caused widespread habitat loss, and this ecoregion is in dire need of protection.
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Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Area:20,159,999 acres (8,158,462 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