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The Cordillera: Plants and Animals Teacher Centre


Web Links

These Web sites will provide you with background information.

 

Web Links

Plants of the Cordillera

Arctic Cordillera Ecozone

Taiga Cordillera Ecozone

Boreal Cordillera Ecozone

Montane Cordillera Ecozone

Pacific Maritime Ecozone

These five Web sites describe the plants of the many different ecozones in the Cordillera: coastal, arctic, mountain, valley and plains. Each includes a diagram and full-colour illustration of the plants in the region. Students have the opportunity to see how plants have adapted to these various ecozones.

 

Wildlife of the Cordillera

Arctic Cordillera Ecozone

Taiga Cordillera Ecozone

Boreal Cordillera Ecozone

Montane Cordillera Ecozone

Pacific Maritime Ecozone

There is tremendous wildlife variety in the Cordillera. Students can click on the Main Ecozone Map at the bottom of each of these Web pages to compare the animals in diverse ecozones of this region.

 

Hinterland Who's Who

At this Hinterland Who's Who Web site, students can learn about the birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, and reptiles of the Cordillera, including information about their habitats, physical adaptations, and behaviours.

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