WELCOME TO BOREAL FOREST INFO PAGE~

By: Jackson, Chloe, Kourtney, Justin



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Animals-
moose, bald eagle, weasel, fox, lynx, wolverines, bobcats, elk, rabbits, red squirrels, voles, mink, ermine, fiches, chickadees, bears, owls, scorpions,
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Plants- evergreens; spruce, pine, fir.
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Extra
-largest biome in the world.
-covered with coniferous trees.
-conifers grow thick bark to protect from wild fires.
-trunks of conifers are used to make paper.
-the tree needles help trees to stay warm in winters.
-susceptible to most wildfires.
-mostly found in Eurasia.


  • It has three names: Taiga, Boreal forest, and Coniferous forest
  • Strangely you can find some scorpions and mosquitoes in both taigas.
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The annual precipitation for the Russian Taiga. See the site for a better image.
Threats-
The threats in the Boreal forests are global warming, deforestation and pollution.
Global warming melts all the snow that feeds the plants which feed animals that feed other animals causing some animal extinction. Deforestation is getting all the beautiful coniferous trees cut down to be used for paper. Pollution is causing acid rain in these forests which is killing the magnificent trees.
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Climate
summer~ -7 21 degrees C
Winter~ -54 (-1) degrees C


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Works cited:
http://enchantedlearning.com/biomes/tai
"Biomes of the World" Taiga