Greater Yukon bioregion
- 70,883Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 3Number of Ecoregions
- 99%Protection Target
- 1Protection Level
The Greater Yukon bioregion, located in the Subarctic America (Nearctic) realm, lies within the mountainous cordilleran region of western North American in the far west of the Canadian Boreal subrealm, defined by a large central plateau surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountains. This region is the source of the Yukon River, which flows west across Alaska, and is dominated by boreal forest with tundra in the north. It includes three ecoregions – Northern Cordillera Forests (380), Watson Highlands Taiga (383), and Ogilvie-MacKenzie Alpine Tundra (419). The total area of this bioregion is approximately 71 million hectares.
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