Tropical Grasslands

Vegetation that grows in a natural region without any human interference is known as natural vegetation. A natural region is a basic geographic unit that is characterized by its common natural features of geography, geology, and climate. Climate is a basic factor upon which natural regions are divided. It influences flora, fauna, and vegetation in the region. Climate is classified on factors such as temperature, winds, pressure, humidity, rainfall, landforms, types of soil, natural vegetation, and wildlife. Based on these factors, the world is divided into various natural regions such as the equatorial region, tropical grasslands, tropical deserts, tropical monsoon type of climate, the Mediterranean region, China type of climate, temperate grasslands, temperate deserts, and taiga and tundra regions.


Tropical Grasslands


Natural Vegetation in Tropical Grasslands

  • Tropical grasslands, also known as Savannas, have tall grasses and short trees. The grass is coarse and grows up to 12 feet.
  • Grasses have long roots which go down deep down into the soil in search of water.
  • Trees are short and scattered because of lack of rainfall. They shed their leaves to prevent excessive loss of water.

Climate of Tropical Grasslands

The climate is characterized by hot wet summers and cool dry winters.

Human Adaptation

  • In the grasslands, many native people are pastoralists. Cattle are reared for meat and milk.
  • Cattle ranching is an important economic activity in the Campos and LIanos grasslands of South America.
  • Plantations of sugarcane, cotton and tobacco have been established in many regions.

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