Taiga Research Paper

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The Taiga is the largest biome in the world, while being mostly in Russia and Canada. It accounts for 27% of the world 's surface. It is mainly made up of coniferous trees and another name for this biome is the boreal forest or coniferous forest. It consists of large evergreen spruce, fir and pine trees, and a tree called the deciduous larch. These trees are dominant in the taigas other than America. In America, the trees that dominate the forest are species of spruce and fir. Animals that live in the taiga and are labeled as “key” species of the taiga are Bobcat, Moose, Elk, and Amur Tiger or Siberian tiger. With these predators and prey in the forest, it creates the need for many niches to be filled. The Taiga is known for mostly rodents and medium sized predators. If you know what Narnia looks like in the winter, then you know what a taiga looks like. Some of the Taiga’s problems are logging…show more content…
In America the trees are mainly Spruce and Fir trees. In Canada there are many national parks that save and preserve the beautiful taigas and one taiga that everybody knows in America is Yellowstone National Park. This is a taiga with many different animals and species. There is snow in the winter and it is hot in the summer. This helps classify it as a taiga. With many varieties of animals and the preserved living space for them, the population will continue to grow and be a more successful place to live in. In Russia, the entire northern half and almost all of Russia is a taiga. The 27% of the world’s taiga biome is mainly in Russia. With the harsh, cold conditions of winter you would see it mainly covered in snow and ice. The animals that live here have become very accustomed and well adapted to the conditions it needs to survive. The snowshoe hare is one that is white in the winter to blend in with snow, and brown in the summer to blend in with the earth-tone colors around
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