South Asia: Northeastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan
10,900 square miles
Location and General Description
Types and Severity of Threats
Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
This ecoregion, generally above 3000 meters of elevation, is located in the high eastern mountains of Afghanistan. The boundaries are derived from the alpine meadows and nival zone in Freitag’s (1971) map of natural vegetation.
Freitag, H. 1971. Studies in the natural vegetation of Afghanistan. Pages 89-106 in P. H. Davis, Harper, and I. C. Hedge, editors. Plant life of South-West Asia. The Botanical Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
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