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Crimean Submediterranean forest complex

The Crimean Submediterranean forest complex ecoregion, in the temperate mixed forest biome of Ukraine and Russia.



The ecoregion consists of two coastal enclaves on northern coast of the Black Sea; one occupies the central coast of Crimea, extending into the Crimean Mountains, the other occupies the Black Sea coast of Krasnodar Krai, extending eastward along the northwest flank of the Caucasus.


The ecoregion's climate and vegetation resemble that of the Mediterranean Basin, with a hot dry summer and a mild, rainy winter.

At elevations below 400 meters, woodlands and maquis shrublands predominate with:

Between 400 and 800 meters are forests predominate with:

From 800 to 1300 meters elevation forests predominate with:


The warm summers and mild winters of the region make it a popular resort destination. Cities and towns in the ecoregion include Yalta, Alupka, Alushta, Sevastopol, and Novorossiysk.

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External linksEdit

  • "Crimean Submediterranean forest complex". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
  • World Wildlife Fund, ed. (2001). "Crimean Submediterranean forest complex". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08.