Taklimakan Desert-Populus euphratica Forests
Taklimakan Desert-Populus euphratica Forests is part of the Tentative list of China in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Taklimakan Desert is a temperate desert, which belongs to typical continental climate. The Tarim River is the longest inland river of China. The poplar trees in the vicinity of the Tarim River are the oldest poplar trees in the world. The poplar forest contains a significant species and gene pool of the temperature desert zone, are important for maintaining the ecological equilibrium of the Tarim River, and stands are an ecological barrier against dust storms.
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2010 Added to Tentative List
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