Basic Facts About Grasslands
Grasslands are areas dominated by grasses and forbs, and have few or no trees. Grazing and roaming animals occur in abundance. They occupy about one quarter of the Earth's land area.
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Less than 8 percent of all grasslands worldwide are protected. The lowest protection of any biome on earth is temperate grasslands, at less than 1 percent. This includes North America’s Great Plains.
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