The taiga is a young biome

The taiga is a young biome, since in many areas of the world ice withdrew from the boreal region relatively recently. 14,000 years ago the temperate regions began to lose most of their ice, while taiga areas remained covered in ice until relatively recently, and at the highest latitudes ice still covers some parts of the region, for instance Norway and the north-west of north-America.

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