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Kola Peninsula tundra

  • Scientific Code
    (PA1106)
  • Ecoregion Category
    Palearctic
  • Size
    22,700 square miles
  • Status
    Critical/Endangered
  • Habitats

Description


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
Justification for Ecoregion Delineation: This area is isolated from other Arctic coastal tundras by the White Sea, resulting in distinct characteristics in plant and animal taxa. Mapped ecoregion boundaries correspond to the lowland tundra in the coastal Norway-Kola peninsula vegetation province in Kurnaev’s (1990) forest map of the USSR.

References
Kurnaev, S. 1990. Forest regionalization of the USSR (1:16,000,000) Moscow: Dept. of Geodesy and Cartography

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(PA1106)
Biome: Tundra
Size: 22,700 square miles
Conservation Status: Critical/Endangered
G200: Yes

Introduction


Description


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
Justification for Ecoregion Delineation: This area is isolated from other Arctic coastal tundras by the White Sea, resulting in distinct characteristics in plant and animal taxa. Mapped ecoregion boundaries correspond to the lowland tundra in the coastal Norway-Kola peninsula vegetation province in Kurnaev’s (1990) forest map of the USSR.

References
Kurnaev, S. 1990. Forest regionalization of the USSR (1:16,000,000) Moscow: Dept. of Geodesy and Cartography

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