Taiga Syndrome

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    Last week we discussed the vast bio-region of the Amazon River, one of the most productive and important ecosystems on the planet. This week we highlight another system--the taiga--an enormous boreal forest and wetland at the top of Canada and part of the Russian federation. Both of these systems are more valuable sustained than exploited.

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Global distribution of the Taiga and Boreal forest biome, and the Caledonian forest ecoregion. The biome and ecoregion data used for this map and a full citation can be found at https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/terrestrial-ecoregions-of-the.... January 2019. Mark Baldwin-Smith, Wikimedia Commons