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

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Golden Mountains of Altai "the most complete sequence of altitudinal vegetation zones in Central Siberia from steppe, forest-steppe" (AB ev)
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)
Hortobágy Pannonian Steppe. Conservation importance for some threatened species that also occur in the Kazakh steppe. However, it is a man-made or secondary steppe. (AB ev Saryarka)
Landscapes of Dauria "several protected areas in the northern part of the Daurian steppe ecoregion which occupy large areas of the transition from taiga to desert, including various steppe ecosystems" (OUV)
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 Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe ecoregion, "an extensive area of alpine mountains and steppe systems at elevations of over 4,500m above sea level" (AB ev)
Saryarka "They lie within a temperate Eurasian steppe grassland" (AB ev)
Tajik National Park "localized areas of steppe and riverine meadows ...part of a WWF priority ecoregion “Middle Asian Montane Woodlands and Steppe"" (AB ev)
Tugay forests "The reserve hosts various ecological units, not only tugay lowland forests, but also steppe and semi-desert areas" (AB ev)
Uvs Nuur Basin Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe. One of the best remaining natural steppe landscapes of Eurasia (AB ev Saryarka)
Wrangel Island ... a mosaic of tundra and steppe types co-exist in quilt-like patterns (AB ev)


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