A poppy field in the mountains of Italy

Mountain grassland

Mountain grasslands such as those in the Ethiopian highlands, on the Tibetan Plateau and up in the Andes, include the alpine tundra above the treeline as well as grasslands below it. These high altitude grasslands often exist as isolated 'islands' in a sea of another habitat type. Consequently, the animals and plants that live there, having been cut off from similar species in other areas of the habitat, evolve down their own paths.

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Where you find Mountain grassland

Map showing the location of the Mountain grassland habitat

Ecozones

Ecozones where this habitat is found

Habitats

Other Terrestrial habitats

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