Tian Shan foothill arid steppe

WWF Abstract

These arid grasslands and savannas, which cover the western flanks of the Tian Shan or "Celestial Mountains," take advantage of moist arctic air and slightly higher precipitation levels than in the surrounding desert basins. This ecoregion provides a home for a mixture of desert and steppe creatures. The region is especially beautiful in the springtime when wild tulips bloom.
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Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Area:31,871,998 acres (12,898,140 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