Eastern Eurasia

Eastern Eurasia is the easternmost section of the Palearctic -- one of the world’s eight major biogeographical realms – with 18 bioregions in total. This realm division is exceptionally diverse, ranging from the forested Altai and Sayan mountains in the northwest to the great deserts of western China and the alpine grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau, and from the temperate grasslands of Mongolia to the forests of Japan, Korea, and eastern China. The Ussuri rainforest in southeastern Russia is especially important for biodiversity, a refuge for over 100 endangered and threatened species including Amur tigers and leopards, moon bears, giant black vultures, raccoon dogs, and many other rare species. 

Projects that require funding are identified for each bioregion on the map below. Click a number icon to open the associated project listings.