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tai·ga

 (tī′gə)
n.
A subarctic area of northern Eurasia and North America located just south of the tundra and covered largely with coniferous forests dominated by firs and spruces.

[Russian taĭga, from a Turkic source such as Tuvan tayga or Yakut tayğa.]

taiga

(ˈtaɪɡə)
n
(Physical Geography) the coniferous forests extending across much of subarctic North America and Eurasia, bordered by tundra to the north and steppe to the south
[from Russian, of Turkic origin; compare Turkish daǧ mountain]

tai•ga

(ˈtaɪ gə, taɪˈgɑ)

n., pl. -gas.
any of the coniferous evergreen forests of subarctic lands, covering vast areas of N North America and Eurasia.
[1885–90; < Russian taĭgá < a Turkic language]

tai·ga

(tī′gə)
A forest located in the Earth's far northern regions, consisting mainly of cone-bearing evergreens, such as firs, pines, and spruces, and some deciduous trees, such as larches, birches, and aspens. The taiga is found just south of the tundra.

taiga

An area of coniferous evergreen forest lying south of the tundra in Europe and Asia.
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Its goal is to implement the "Boreal Conservation Framework" by protecting at least half of Canada's boreal forest, with the remainder available for "leading-edge sustainable practices." Concerned that this arbitrary benchmark of protecting half the boreal forest has never been scientifically justified, the David Suzuki Foundation did not endorse the framework.
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The taiga is also known as the boreal forest, derived from the Latin boreas (boreaV in Greek), the name of the god of the north wind.