A steppe is a region characterised by grassland plain without trees.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Causses and Cévennes The Causses
Golden Mountains of Altai
Hawraman/Uramanat "In addition to the valleys, high mountain ridges, steep-sided valleys, and rivers, the nominated property includes many other natural values, such as chestnut forests, scrubby woodland, and steppe habitats." (AB Ev – IUCN)
Landscapes of Dauria
Los Glaciares semiarid Patagonian steppe lies to the east under 400m(UNEP-WCMC)
Peninsula Valdes The dominant vegetation is Patagonian desert steppe scrub (UNEP-WCMC)
Qinghai Hoh Xil
Tajik National Park
Uvs Nuur Basin
Wrangel Island ... a mosaic of tundra and steppe types co-exist in quilt-like patterns (AB ev)


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