Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe

WWF Abstract

In the shadow of the world’s second-tallest mountain—K2—sheep and goats can be found in abundance, including the endangered Marco Polo sheep. These animals in turn form a substantial prey base for the endangered snow leopard. Unfortunately, both the leopard and its prey are threatened by domestic animals, which use the same rangelands and compete for limited resources.
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Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, India
Area:35,391,999 acres (14,322,634 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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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