Grasslands

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Grasslands Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Grasslands Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A grassland is an area of land that mostly contains grasses. There are wild grasses, and less trees. Several parts of the world have grasslands. Grasslands are found in Africa, North America, Central Asia, South America, and near the coasts of Australia. The largest grasslands are in East Africa. Grasslands with a few scattered trees are called savannas. Others are called prairies or steppes.

Little rain falls in a grassland biome. Between 25 and 75 cm of rain falls each year, which makes the weather in these savannas hot and sunny in the summer and cool in the winter months.

There are a few trees in the grassland because of the low rainfall. Thorny trees called acacias are one of a handful of trees that are able to grow here. Wildfires are common and prevent trees from growing. The animals also prevent trees from growing as they eat the tender sprouts before they can develop into grown trees. Elephants are known to tear down trees and feed on their leaves, making trees even more scarce.



Grasslands Sample Sentences in News


  • US to spend $328 million on conservation easements
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country. The initiative, using money provided in the new five-year ... Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'
  • Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path
    EAST HARTFORD — A bird enthusiast is furious over plans to build an $85 million outlet center at Rentschler Field, an important nesting site for several rare grassland birds, and is trying to revive arguments to preserve the land. Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'
  • Puna lava flow sparks brushfire
    The Puna lava flow has sparked a brushfire that's now burning through open grasslands in a remote area above Apa'a Road to the west of Highway 130. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say no structures or properties are threatened.  Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'

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