When does grassland go green?
By Emily AthertonMarch 30, 2020 06:15:06We all have a green thumb, and when it comes to the climate, we should be aiming for that.
It’s a pretty simple concept: green means having a greener environment.
But that’s not always the case.
For some places, grasslands are actually a bit greener than we think.
In fact, the number of grasslands in the world is increasing.
And some countries are even seeing the greenest years of the year.
Here are 10 places where the greenness of your landscape is already quite high.1.
The USThe US is not the only country with a grassland.
The Great Plains have a vast array of grassland habitats that are already in great demand.
A lot of those are on the west and north-east coasts.
In the Great Plains, the largest grasslands of the country are located in the plains states.
Here are the most popular grasslands.
Source: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service3.
SwitzerlandThe Swiss are home to some of the most beautiful and green grasslands on the planet.
A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience estimated that Switzerland has some of Europe’s most extensive grasslands, with more than one million hectares of grass in the country.
In addition, Swiss grasslands have an area of about 11 million hectares.
The area of Switzerland’s grasslands is also the most diverse, with many species that were previously rare to see are now found in abundance.
Here is a look at some of those species.
Mexico The Mexican desert is a major producer of grass, with some of its most iconic species including the white-footed boar, the elk and the black-tailed deer.
But Mexico has also recently been seeing some of what’s called the “green revolution” in terms of the number and quality of grasses that are being planted.
In 2014, the Mexican government set aside a $5 million to fund grassland conservation.
In 2018, the government said it would set aside $5 billion over the next decade to make sure that the country’s grasses are able to thrive in the face of climate change.
Source / Wikimedia5.
IndiaThe Indian grasslands and forests are among the most important ecosystems on the Earth.
In the last century, India has seen an astonishing rise in the number, quality and diversity of grass species.
Many of these species are found in India, including the famous Himalayan white-spotted boar and the red-spoted boar.
Here’s a look.
Source : Nature Conservancy, NatureWorksIndia6.
BrazilIn the Brazilian Amazon, some of Brazil’s most valuable grasslands (called mado) are located.
Some of the best-known of these is the Amazon Basin.
Here you can see some of their grasslands including the Rio Grande de Guia, Rio Grande do Sul, Amazonas Pires de Oeste and Rio Negro.
Source : Amazonas Mado Grasslands, Amazones Department of Mines, Forest, Water, Fisheries and Agriculture, Amazon.com7.
CanadaThe Great Plains region of Canada is home to one of the largest and most productive grasslands anywhere in the Western Hemisphere.
These grasslands include the Prairie National Park in Minnesota, the Amazon, the Prairie provinces and many more.
Here, you can check out some of Canada’s grassland types.
Source – Nature Conservations, Canada8.
GermanyThe German grasslands also play a vital role in the German nation.
Here in Germany, the Rhine, River Danube, and the Alps are all in the Rhineland.
The Rhinewest and the Saale are also home to a number of rare grasslands that are not available to most Europeans.
MexicoThe Mexican desert has a long history as a significant source of grass for Europe.
But, in recent years, the desert has also been a major player in the fight against climate change, as temperatures have been rising.
Here here are some of Mexico’s most important grasslands:Source – Mexican Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Forestry, and Climate Change, National Autonomous University of Mexico10.
IndiaMany people associate grasslands with the Indian subcontinent.
However, grassland biodiversity is spread all over the world.
In fact, there are more than half a million grasslands found in the Indian Subcontinent alone.
Here at the India Landscape website, you will find a wealth of information on grasslands throughout the country, as well as on the conservation efforts of grass growers.
Source, Landscape India, India Landscapes