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Afghanistan – افغانستان

ECOREGIONS OF AFGHANISTAN

AFGHANISTAN

Ecoregions
Afghan Mountains semi-desert, Badghyz and Karabil semi-desert, Baluchistan xeric woodlands, Central Afghan Mountains xeric woodlands, Central Persian desert basins, East Afghan montane conifer forests, Ghorat-Hazarajat alpine meadow, Hindu Kush alpine meadow, Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe, Northwestern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows, Pamir alpine desert and tundra, Paropamisus xeric woodlands, Registan-North Pakistan sandy desert, Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

Biomes
(Montane grasslands and shrublands) (Deserts and xeric shrublands) (Temperate coniferous forest) (Palearctic Realm)

Afghan Mountains semi-desert ecoregion (Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

Johnson MF, Kanderian N, Shank CC, Rahmani H, Lawson D, Smallwood P. Setting priorities for protected area planning in a conflict zone–Afghanistan’s National Protected Area System Plan. Biological Conservation. 2012 Apr

Badghyz and Karabil semi-desert ecoregion (Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

De Pauw E. Principal biomes of Central Asia. Climate change and terrestrial carbon sequestration in Central Asia. 2007 Aug

Baluchistan xeric woodlands ecoregion (Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

Czudek R. Wildlife issues and development prospects in West and Central Asia. FAO, Rome. 2005

Central Afghan Mountains xeric woodlands ecoregion (Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan” (PDF). Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Retrieved October 17, 2020.

Central Persian desert basins ecoregion (Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

Paknia O, Pfeiffer M. Productivity alone does not explain species richness of ants–An example from Central Persian deserts. Journal of Arid Environments. 2012 Oct

East Afghan montane conifer forests ecoregion (Temperate coniferous forest Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

Ostrowski S, Rahmani H, Ali JM, Ali R, Zahler P. Musk deer Moschus cupreus persist in the eastern forests of Afghanistan. Oryx. 2016 Apr

Ghorat-Hazarajat alpine meadow ecoregion (Montane grasslands and shrublands Biome)(Palearctic Realm)

Johnson MF, Kanderian N, Shank CC, Rahmani H, Lawson D, Smallwood P. Setting priorities for protected area planning in a conflict zone–Afghanistan’s National Protected Area System Plan. Biological Conservation. 2012 Apr

Hindu Kush alpine meadow ecoregion (Montane grasslands and shrublands Biome)(Palearctic Realm)

Chettri N, Shakya B, Thapa R, Sharma E. Status of a protected area system in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: An analysis of PA coverage. The International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management. 2008 Sep

Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe ecoregion (Montane grasslands and shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

Joshi S, Shrestha RM, Ismail M, Qamer FM, Jasra AW, Dan Z, Ning W. High-altitude rangelands and Land Use Practices in the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape. High-Altitude Rangelands and their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. 2013

Northwestern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows ecoregion (Montane grasslands and shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

Shrestha UB, Gautam S, Bawa KS. Widespread climate change in the Himalayas and associated changes in local ecosystems. PloS one. 2012 May

Pamir alpine desert and tundra ecoregion (Montane grasslands and shrublands Biome)(Palearctic Realm)

Din JU, Ali H, Ali A, Younus M, Mehmood T, Norma-Rashid Y, Nawaz MA. Pastoralist-predator interaction at the roof of the world: Conflict dynamics and implications for conservation. Ecology and Society. 2017 Jun

Paropamisus xeric woodlands ecoregion (Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

“Paropamisus xeric woodlands”. The Encyclopedia of Earth

Johnson MF, Kanderian N, Shank CC, Rahmani H, Lawson D, Smallwood P. Setting priorities for protected area planning in a conflict zone–Afghanistan’s National Protected Area System Plan. Biological Conservation. 2012 Apr

Registan-North Pakistan sandy desert ecoregion (Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome) ((Palearctic Realm)

Formica AF, Burnside RJ, Dolman PM. Rainfall validates MODIS-derived NDVI as an index of spatio-temporal variation in green biomass across non-montane semi-arid and arid Central Asia. Journal of Arid Environments. 2017 Jul

Sulaiman Range alpine meadows ecoregion (Montane grasslands and shrublands Biome) (Palearctic Realm)

Wolves in National Parks and Protected Areas
Band-e Amir National Park | بند امير ملي پارک
Wakhan National Park | واخان ملي پارک
Nuristan Nature Reserve | د نورستان طبیعت
Big Pamir Wildlife Reserve | د لوی پامیر ځناور

Gray Wolf
(Canis lupus)
Eurasion Wolf (Canis lupus lupus)
خړ لېوه

Population Statistics [1,000? unknown]
نفوس احصایې

Legal Status; The species now receives legal protection in Afghanistan, having been listed by the Afghan Government on the country’s 2009 Protected Species List. This prohibits all hunting and trade of C. lupus within Afghanistan. ICUN Red List
قانوني دريځ

Resources
منابع
National Environmental Protection Agency
د ژوند چاپیریال ساتنی ملی اداره

Organizations
سازمانونو
WCS Afghanistan > Home – Wildlife Conservation Society
Conservation X Labs

Middle East News Resources & Publications
خبري سرچینو او خپرونو

Wolf Prey in Afghanistan

Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica)

LATEST AFGHANISTAN NEWS
تر ټولو وروستۍ خبري

Wolf and Wildlife News from Afghanistan – افغانستان

Journal Articles

Species diversity, feeding habits and conservation status of birds in Qurumbar National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Abbas S, Hussain E, Abbas H, Hussain S, Tabassum R, Khan MZ, Nabi M. Intern. J. Zool. Invest. 2019 Nov

A transboundary study of spatiotemporal patterns of livestock predation and prey preferences by snow leopard and wolf in the Pamir. Din JU, Nawaz MA, Mehmood T, Ali H, Ali A, Adli DS, Norma-Rashid Y. Global Ecology and Conservation. 2019 Oct

From Buffer Zone to National Park: Afghanistan’s Wakhan National Park. Smallwood PD, Shank CC. InCollateral Values 2019

The Snow Leopard Project, Alex Dehgan, 2019

Hunting in Afghanistan: variation in motivations across species. Bashari M, Sills E, Peterson MN, Cubbage F. Oryx. 2018 Jul

Pastoralist-predator interaction at the roof of the world: Conflict dynamics and implications for conservation. Din JU, Ali H, Ali A, Younus M, Mehmood T, Norma-Rashid Y, Nawaz MA. Ecology and Society. 2017

Residents’ resource uses and nature conservation in Band-e-Amir National Park, Afghanistan. Mohibbi AA, Cochard R. Environmental Development. 2014 Jul

The risks of greening in the red zone: creating Afghanistan’s First National Park in the midst of conflict. In Greening in the Red Zone (pp. 297-303). Springer, Dordrecht. Smallwood, P.D., 2014

Wildlife conservation… in Afghanistan?. Smallwood P, Shank C, Dehgan A, Zahler P. BioScience. 2011 Jul

Large mammals surviving conflict in the eastern forests of Afghanistan. Stevens K, Dehgan A, Karlstetter M, Rawan F, Tawhid MI, Ostrowski S, Ali JM, Ali R. Oryx. 2011 Apr

Highland rangelands of Afghanistan: Significance, management issues, and strategies. High-altitude rangelands and their interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. 2013

Rangelands of Band-e-Amir National Park and Ajar Provisional Wildlife Reserve, Afghanistan. Bedunah DJ, Shank CC, Alavi MA. Rangelands. 2010 Oct

Asiatic Black Bear still survives in Nuristan, Afghanistan. Ostrowski S, Zahler P, Dehgan A, Stevens K, Karlstetter M, Smallwood PD.International Bear News. 2009

Afghanistan – Convention on Biological Diversity Nov 15, 2009

Status of Large Mammals in Proposed Big Pamir Wildlife Reserve, Wakhan, Afghanistan. HABIB B. Wildlife Conservation Society. 2006

War and wildlife: a post-conflict assessment of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor. Mishra C, Fitzherbert A. Oryx. 2004 Jan

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