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Altai-Sayan | by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
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Russia, Altai-Sayan, Mountains and tundra landscape, Ergaki Nature Park,


Researchers have reported significant changes in the

number and distribution of Siberian fir along the slopes in mountainous depressions. Global warming has also led to upward shifts in altitude of the forest timberline, and an increase of forest cover in the highland areas, leading to losses of high-altitude meadows, steppe and tundra ecosystems.


Photo by Adriana Dinu

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Taken on October 1, 2006