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Amur-Heilong Biodiversity

Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)

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Lotus lake at Ussury floodplain. Dongfanghong Nature Reserve
© Amur-Heilong wetland ecosystems play a crucial role in survival of rare and endagered vegetation species, such as wild lotus © WWF / Eugene Simonov

Okhotsk-Manchurian taiga forest
© Boreal forests - home for the northernmost extent of Manchurian species © WWF Russia / Eugene Egidarev

Source of 2nd Songhua River. Changbai Mountains Bioshpere Reserve. February 2007
© Mauntain ranges cross the region adding landscape diversity to the basin. Source of 2nd Songhua River. Changbai Mountains Bioshpere Reserve © WWF / Eugene Simonov

Red-crowned cranes and swan on fall migration. Dornod Eastern Mongolia. Fall 2006
© Grassland and freshwater ecoregions are inseparable features of the plains of the Amur-Heilong basin © WWF Russia / Vadim Kiriliuk

© Ussury broadleaf and mixed forests - home for ginseng (Panax ginseng), a highly valuable medical plant that is now severely depleted © WWF Russia / Vladimir Medvedev