The Info List - Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland

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The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland
ecoregion, also known as the Mongolian-Manchurian steppe, in the temperate grassland Biome, is found in Mongolia, the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia
and northeastern China.


1 Setting 2 Flora 3 Fauna 4 Conservation and threats 5 References 6 External links

Setting[edit] The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland
covers an area of 887,300 square kilometers (342,600 sq mi). This Palearctic
temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, forms a large crescent around the Gobi Desert, extending across central and eastern Mongolia into the eastern portion of Inner Mongolia
and eastern and central Manchuria, and then southwest across the North China
Plain. To the northeast and north, the Selenge-Orkhon and Daurian forest steppes form a transition zone between the grassland and the forests of Siberia
to the north. On the east and southeast, the grasslands transition to temperate broadleaf and mixed forests, including the Manchurian mixed forests, Northeast China
Northeast China
Plain deciduous forests, and Central China
loess plateau mixed forests. On the southwest, the grasslands extend to the Yellow River, across which is the Ordos Plateau steppe. The law of the steppes allowed people to take what they wished - but that insured fighting between tribes.  The history of Genghis Khan records that he believed one cannot fight a battle one cannot win.  On the other hand, a determined person can accomplish great things.[1] Flora[edit] The dominant flora consists of medium to tall grasslands, dominated by feather grass ( Stipa
baicalensis, S. capillata, and S. grandis), sheep's fescue (Festuca ovina), Aneurolepidium chinense, Filifolium sibiricuman, and Cleistogenes sqarrosa. The drier regions surrounding the Gobi host drought-tolerant grasses, together with forbs and low, spiny shrubs. The southwestern slopes of the Greater Khingan
Greater Khingan
range support pockets of broadleaf deciduous forest, of either Mongolian oak
Mongolian oak
(Quercus mongolica), or a mixture of poplar ( Populus
davidiana and P. suaveolens), Siberian silver birch
Siberian silver birch
(Betula platyphylla), and willow (Salix rorida). Fauna[edit]

The brown eared-pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) is the sole endemic bird in the ecoregion. The bobak marmot (Marmota bobak), also known as the steppe marmot, inhabits the area The gray wolf lives here. The Mongolian gazelle
Mongolian gazelle
is numerous here. The Przewalski's horse
Przewalski's horse
is reintroduced here. The corsac fox eagles

Conservation and threats[edit] The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland
faces threat from human expansion, though in most of its eastern area, it has not been altered by agriculture as much as its reaches in western Asia, or similar grasslands in North America.[2][3] References[edit]

^ " Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
- Life on the Steppes". AwesomeStories.com. Retrieved 2018-01-10.  ^ Environment in East Asia & Pacific ^ "Structure of threats to steppe biome in Russia
- Conservation of steppes in Russia". 

External links[edit]

"Mongolian-Manchurian grassland". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. 

temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

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Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Altai steppe and semi-desert Kazakhstan

Central Anatolian steppe Turkey

Daurian forest steppe China, Mongolia, Russia

Eastern Anatolian montane steppe Armenia, Iran, Turkey

Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakhstan

Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
boreal grasslands Faroe Islands, Denmark

Gissaro-Alai open woodlands Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Kazakh forest steppe Kazakhstan, Russia

Kazakh steppe Kazakhstan, Russia

Kazakh Uplands Kazakhstan

Middle East steppe Iraq, Syria

Mongolian-Manchurian grassland China, Mongolia, Russia

Pontic steppe Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria

Sayan Intermontane steppe Russia

Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe Mongolia, Russia

South Siberian forest steppe Russia

Tian Shan foothill arid steppe China, Kaza