What is a Taiga?
Where is it located?
- North America
- Northern China
- Northern Japan
Average low temperature -32 degrees Fahrenheit
Average annual precipitation of 12-33 inches
Two adaptations are the moose is one of the few species that can eat and digest pine needles which is critical to their survival during the winter. Another adaptation, a moose as very long legs which helps them navigate through out the deep snow.
Negative Human Impact
- Logging/clear cutting: in the 1700s-1800s for the ships, now se use the trees for paper and other products.
- Species are becoming endangered because of poaching.
- All these actions add to greenhouse gas problems and acid rain leads to pollution of water.
Positive Human Impact
- There is laws that protect endangered species so they can repopulate.
- Laws that limit areas that can logged and once we log an area we must plant more trees to replace the ones we cut down.
Vulnerability of Impacts
Taiga is a balanced ecosystem, if we mess one+ things up, things start to fall apart and lose control. Its a chain, once one thing is messed with or even extinct, everything is affected.
- Have more laws that make sure logging is not taking down all areas, having a conservation law protecting the taiga would prevent major logging.
- The taiga rescue network, or TRN, is a Russian conservation program working on protecting taigas.
- People have set state laws to protect the taiga from deforestation, road constructions, mining activities, and land reclamation and other activities.