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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

Tundra biome

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

Man and tundra

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

A sensitive habitat

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

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