The Taiga

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The Taiga

The Taiga

Human effects on the Taiga Mankind poses a threat to the Taiga in many different ways. First and foremost polution from fossil fuels have had their toll on the Taiga. The fumes themselves are bad for the forests but also oil spills can impact the biome. Besides these purely environmental effects the spread of cities and promise of drilling sites for oil and gas also contribute to mankind's destruction of the Taiga's lands. People need to prevent further damage to thiss completely worthless wasteland! It's simple enough, just stop companies from drilling there and have animal havens where the land in protected.

The Taiga refers to the cold Boreal forests of Northern Canada and Asia.

The animals shown go through several adaptations. Some examples of these are the wolves camoflague or the bears ability to store lots of energy. Many animals also learned to burrow into the snow for both food and warmth.

The Taiga refers to the cold Boreal forests located in Northern Canada and Asia. Because of their Northern location the weather of the Taiga is very cold and covered in snow most of the year because the winter is 6 months long. OTher than the the biome usually experiences between 10 and 35 inches of precipitation per year.

The Spruce-Moose Forest

Plants in the Taiga are usually gymnosperms. Meaning they have needles for leaves and cones for seeds. Trees that live in the Taiga include firs (Christmas trees) and Pines. The boreal forests are also rich in small shrubs and lichen.

As everyone knows, the Taiga is a frozen wasteland. Apparently there are still some animals that live there! (shocker, I know) Several of them are shown below.

Invasive SpeciesOne of several invasive species of the Taiga is the Muskrat. Being an Omnivore it eats basically everything. If the population of the muskrat were to reach a certain point it might destroy the balance of life in the Taiga.


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