Location and General Description
Types and Severity of Threats
Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
These forests are the most biologically diverse in all of northern Asia. The boundary is based on the southern subzone of polydominant-thermophylic forests in the Okhotsk-Manchurian province in Kurnaev’s (1990) forest map of the USSR. The ecoregion does not include the area south of Lake Khanka since this area represents a lower, flatter terrain that hosts a number of species that are absent in the adjacent uplands. The line separating this region from the Khanka Lowland was adapted from Isachenko’s (1988) Landscapes of the USSR.
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