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. There are tropical grasslands and temperate grasslands. The threats to both are overgrazing or clearing of the land for over development. Normal grasslands are areas dominated by grasses and have few or no trees. Grazing and roaming animals occur in abundance. They occupy about one quarter of the Earth’s land area. There are national, state and local agencies that promote the protection of the grasslands here in the U.S.
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