Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland

The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland ecoregion, known also as the Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe, located in the temperate grassland Biome, is found in Mongolia, the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and northeastern China.

The grassland covers an area of 342,600 square miles. This Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, creates a large crescent around the Gobi Desert, stretching across central and eastern Mongolia into the eastern part of Inner Mongolia and eastern and central Manchuria, and then southwest across the North China Plain. Towards the northeast and north, the Selenge-Orkhon and Daurian forest steppes offer a transition zone between the grassland and the forests of Siberia towards the north. On the east and southeast, the grasslands transition to temperate broadleaf and mixed forests, including the Manchurian mixed forests, Northeast China Plain deciduous forests, and the Central China loess plateau mixed forests. Towards the southwest, the grasslands extend to the Yellow River, across which is the Ordos Plateau steppe.

Image Caption: On Inner Mongolia Grassland. Credit: Shizhao/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)