Zagros Mountain Forests & East Anatolian Steppe 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.

  • 56,727
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 10%
    Protection Target
  • 5
    Protection Level

The Zagros Mountain Forests & East Anatolian Steppe bioregion is located in the Central Eurasia realm (central Palearctic) and contains two ecoregions – Zagros Mountains Forest Steppe (688), Eastern Anatolian Montane Steppe (727) – totaling nearly 57 million hectares of land area.

The Zagros Mountain Forests & East Anatolian Steppe bioregion is part of the Persian Deserts & Forests subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Eastern Anatolian Montane Steppe (2) Zagros Mountains Forest Steppe.

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