Central Asia: Southwest Russia and the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea coast

  • Scientific Code
  • Ecoregion Category
  • Size
    11,600 square miles
  • Status
  • Habitats


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
The Caucasus ecoregion boundary was derived from low montane natural vegetation units in the northwest Caucasus region and the Crimean peninsula (Bohn et al. 2000). It consists of montane mixed coniferous forests dominated by fir and spruce with Caucasian colline Oriental hornbeam-downy oak forests along the Black Sea coast and surrounding the Crimean mountains.

Bohn, Udo, Gisela Gollub, and Christoph Hettwer. 2000. Reduced general map of the natural vegetation of Europe. 1:10 million. Bonn-Bad Godesberg

Biodiversity Support Program. 1999. Priority-setting in Conservation: A new approach for Crimea. WWF, TNC,and WRI. Washington, DC

Chernichko I., Siokhin V., Kostiushin V. 2000. Program and Action Plan for Waterbird Monitoring in the Azov-Black Sea region of the Ukraine. Wetlands International.

Golubev V. 1996. Biological flora of Crimea. Yalta, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.

The Red Data Book of Ukraine. 1994-1996.

WWF and IUCN. 1994. Centers of Plant Diversity: a guide and strategy for their conservation. Cambridge, UK

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