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Biological diversity
Land and Agriculture

Definition(s)

Ecosystems found on high-mountains at low latitudes. Mountain ecosystems are very vulnerable. They are increasingly sensitive to soil erosion, landslide and rapid loss of habitat and genetic diversity. Widespread poverty and an increase in the numbers of mountain inhabitants lead to deforestation, cultivation of marginal lands, excessive livestock grazing, loss of biomass cover and other forms of environmental degradation. (Source: WRIGHT)

Hierarchy

Broader: ecosystem
Related terms:
montane ecosystem

In other languages

French
écosystème montagnard
Russian
горная экосистема
Spanish
ecosistema de montaña
Chinese, Simplified
山地生态系统
Arabic
النظام الإيكولوجي للجبل

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