Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe

Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe

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The Chang Tang, the vast, remote Tibetan steppe, is home to a unique assemblage of large mammals. Since 1985, George B. Schaller and his Chinese and Tibetan coworkers have surveyed the flora and fauna of the Chang Tang. Their research provides the first detailed look at the natural history of one of the world's least known ecosystems. 91 photos. 21 drawings.2.7), the Carex-Ceratoides zone, or desert steppe, is little used by ungulates, wild or domestic. Good grazing ... Wild yaks have been almost exterminated in the Stipa zone, making any problem local. But nomads consider kiangs, and to a lesser extent chirus and blue sheep, competitors of livestock. Is this perception valid?

Title:Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe
Author:George B. Schaller
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1998-07-20


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