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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

  • Virginia Forage and Grasslands Council sets Forage Conference
    Phil Blevins is the Washignton County, Va., extension agent. He can be reached at the Washington County Extension Office: 234 W. Valley St., Suite B, Abington, Va., 24210, 276-676-6309 or email: Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'
  • Sask. filmmaker captures grasslands
    The "nuance and the subtlety and the interconnectedness" of grassland habitats forms the basis of a new documentary by a Saskatchewan filmmaker. Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'
  • A little rest from grazing improves native grasslands
    ( Point Blue Conservation Science ) A new Point Blue Conservation Science study shows a 72 percent increase in where native perennial grasses were found on a coastal California ranch when cattle grazing was changed to give the land more time to rest. Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'

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