Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Landscapes of Dauria - Russia

Landscapes of Dauria is the other russian site added to the WHS list. This site, shared by Russia and Mongolia is one of the habitats of  the near-threatened Pallas Cat. 

Shared between Mongolia and the Russian Federation, this site is an outstanding example of the Daurian Steppe eco-region, which extends from eastern Mongolia into Russian Siberia and northeastern China. Cyclical climate changes, with distinct dry and wet periods lead to a wide diversity of species and ecosystems of global significance. The different types of steppe represented, such as grassland and forest, as well as lakes and wetlands serve as habitats for rare species of fauna (...). - in:

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