A Taiga or Boreal Forest is a biome characterised by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces, and larches. It has a subarctic climate.

Connected Sites

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Central Sikhote-Alin "harbours representations of some of the globally most diverse and intact temperate mixed and broadleaf forests, known as the Ussuriyskaya or Ussuri Taiga" (OUV)
Glacier parks
Golden Mountains of Altai
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain "where the vast Central Asian steppe meets the coniferous forests of the Siberian taiga"
Gros Morne National Park "strips of boreal forest"
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Lake Baikal
Laponian Area
Nahanni National Park
Pimachiowin Aki
Putorana Plateau
Uvs Nuur Basin
Virgin Komi Forests
Volcanoes of Kamchatka
West Norwegian Fjords West Eurasian Taiga: The vegetation ranges with altitude between boreonemoral in the valleys to taiga on the plateaus. (UNEP-WCMC)
Wood Buffalo National Park


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