Greater Tibetan Plateau Alpine Meadows & Shrublands (PA40) | One Earth

Greater Tibetan Plateau Alpine Meadows & Shrublands bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 202,328
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 7
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 66%
    Protection Target
  • 6
    Protection Level

The Greater Tibetan Plateau Alpine Meadows & Shrublands bioregion is located in the Eastern Eurasia realm (eastern Palearctic) and contains seven ecoregions – Qilian Mountains Conifer Forests (705),  Central Tibetan Plateau Alpine Steppe (750), North Tibetan Plateau-Kunlun Mountains Alpine Desert (759), Qilian Mountains Subalpine Meadows (763), Southeast Tibet Shrublands and Meadows (765), Tibetan Plateau Alpine Shrublands and Meadows (768), Qaidam Basin Semi-Desert (835) — totaling more than 202 million hectares of land area. 

The Greater Tibetan Plateau Alpine Meadows & Shrublands bioregion is part of the Himalayas & Tibetan Plateau subrealm and is made up of seven ecoregions: (1) North Tibetan Plateau-Kunlun Mountains Alpine Desert (2) Central Tibetan Plateau Alpine Steppe (3) Qaidam Basin Semi-Desert (4) Qilian Mountains Subalpine Meadows (5) Qilian Mountains Conifer Forests (6) Tibetan Plateau Alpine Shrublands and Meadows (7) Southeast Tibet Shrublands and Meadows.

One Earth is dedicated to mobilizing philanthropic capital to protect the ecosystems and peoples of Eastern Eurasia. Visit the Project Marketplace to explore projects in this realm that need your support. Learn more about each of the Greater Tibetan Plateau Alpine Meadows & Shrublands ecoregions below.

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