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Global 200 Ecoregions
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WWF evaluated ecoregions of the world and identified the Global 200 as the most biologically distinct and, in conservation terms, the most valuable terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecoregions on the planet.  Within these top-priority Global 200 ecoregions, WWF pursues ecoregion conservation, a unique, broad-scale approach that conserves species, habitats, and ecological processes. 

Four globally important “Global 200 Ecoregions” were identified in this area: “East Siberian taiga” “Mixed Broadleaf-Coniferous Forests of the Russian Far East,”(also known as Ussuri broadleaf and mixed forests ), “Dauria Steppe” and the all-encompassing freshwater ecoregion “Rivers and Wetlands of the Russian Far East” (commonly called “Amur Basin freshwater" or Global 200 Amur Wetlands ecoregion).


Map of Global 200 Ecoregions in Amur-Heilong River Basin:


Common cranes in Muravievsky wildlife refuge. Amurskaya Province. (Photo by Yuri Darman)

Map collection: Land cover, ecosystems and ecoregions



Topography of Amur Heilong River Basin

Landuse/Land cover –SPOT satellite imagery

Vegetation map


Floristic zones

Fauna types

Terrrestrial ecoregions

Freshwater ecoregions


Ecoregions& landscapes photogalleries:

Ussury forests

Small Hinggan


Daurian steppe

Song-Nen plain

Amur meadows and wetlands – Amur midflow

Khanka Lake and upper Ussury wetlands

Lower Amur wetlands


GIS:Soil and vegetation

GIS: Land cover/Land use according to satellite imagery



Also look:

Landscape diversity in Amur-Heilong River Basin

Landscape changes throughout recent geological history

Amur-Heilong River Basin Ecoregional zoning

Global 200 ecoregions in Amur-Heilong River Basin

Tiger forests - Temperate forests

Global 200 Dauria Steppe:

Daurian forest steppe

Mongolian-Manchurian grassland

Nen River grassland

Global 200 Amur Wetlands:

Amur meadow steppe

Suifen-Khanka meadows and forest meadows

Wetlands of Lower Amur Mountain Valley Ecoregion


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