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The limit for arboreal vegetation, the trees are bare on the side that the wind blows. The flowering plants remain short, grass and moss and lichens survive better near the ground. This is the landscape of the Arctic zone in America, in Europe and Asia, where the climate is dry and cold. In the Arctic tundra the ground is frozen all year round, and can extend deeply for hundreds of metres. Reindeer, hares, Arctic foxes, ermines and numerous migrating species can be seen in the Arctic tundra.

subjects dealt with in Tundra

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Tundra biome

The word “tundra” comes from a Lapp word, meaning “barren land”. The area is flat, with scarce vegetation and virtually…

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Man and tundra

The Samis, normally known as Lapps, live in a very wide territory stretching from the coasts of Norway to the…

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A sensitive habitat

Although remote and far away, the tundra is not spared the negative impact of some of man’s activities. Its most…

special reports

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    11 June 2014 / Ecosystems

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    20 May 2014 / Ecosystems

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  • ecosistemi_400x225_0043_il bioma barriera corallina

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    7 February 2014 / Ecosystems

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    alieni_med

    29 April 2013 / Ecosystems

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    29 June 2015 / Ecosystems

    Genetic mutations that help corals

    It is well known that coral reefs around the world are severely damaged due to the temperature of the surface…

    Herd of elephants at sunset

    19 June 2015 / Ecosystems

    DNA from ivory to save elephants

    Every year approximately 50,000 African elephants are killed out of a population of 500,000 specimens: poaching is driving these animals…

  • giornata_desertificazione

    12 June 2015 / Ecosystems

    World Day to Combat Desertification

    In 1994, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared June 17 "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought" in…

    Giornata_Internazionale_foreste

    31 March 2015 / Ecosystems

    International Forest day

    Forests and trees protect us in an infinite number of ways. We provide us with clean air we breathe and…

  • 11 June 2014 / Ecosystems

    World Environment Day 2014

    World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June and was established by the United Nations General Assembly to raise global…

    20 May 2014 / Ecosystems

    Wwf Oasis Day

    The WWF Oasis Day will be held on 18 May, a day dedicated to the discovery of the numerous protected…

  • coralli

    29 June 2015 / Ecosystems

    Genetic mutations that help corals

    It is well known that coral reefs around the world are severely damaged due to the temperature of the surface…

  • Herd of elephants at sunset

    19 June 2015 / Ecosystems

    DNA from ivory to save elephants

    Every year approximately 50,000 African elephants are killed out of a population of 500,000 specimens: poaching is driving these animals…

  • giornata_desertificazione

    12 June 2015 / Ecosystems

    World Day to Combat Desertification

    In 1994, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared June 17 "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought" in…

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