Northwest Canadian Taiga, Lakes, & Wetlands bioregion
- 63,082Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 2Number of Ecoregions
- 93%Protection Target
- 1Protection Level
The Northwest Canadian Taiga bioregion, located in the west of the Canadian Boreal subrealm in the Subarctic America (Nearctic) realm, is the region lying between the Greater Yukon to the west and the Canadian Shield to the east, covering roughly half of the Northwest Territories in Canada. It consists of two large ecoregions – Muskwa-Slave Lake Taiga (378), Northwest Territories Taiga (381) – and includes Great Bear Lake, one of the largest lakes in North America, along with many wetlands.
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