Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What about the status?

The status of this ecoregion is relatively protected, for the human impact is not as large as in large metropolitan areas where population growth puts pressure on resources, as seen in unstable ecosystems. In fact, the taiga has one of the most vast habitat concentrations in the world, with over 200 different animals species, and more than 2,000 different types of plants, which includes nationally endangered plant species such as Calypso bulbosa (see picture below) and Cotoneaster lucidis. The taiga’s diverse flora and fauna contributes to the rich heritage of the taiga, since the Eastern Siberian taiga historically has older flora and fauna than the Western Siberian taiga. However, the rich abundance of plant life still needs proper protection from conservation groups in order to be sustained, which is a similar case with the Siberian tiger, as mentioned previously.

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