The taiga  is a large area of coniferous forests. It covers most of inland Alaska, Canada, Sweden, Finland, inland Norway, northern Kazakhstan and Russia (especially Siberia), as well as parts of the northern continental United States.
In Canada, boreal forest is the term used to refer to the southern part of these forests, while "taiga" is used to describe the northern areas south of the Arctic tree line that separates it from tundra. The trees are mostly pines, spruces and larches. The climate is cold winters and cool summers.
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- Boreal Forests/Taiga (WWF)
- Terraformers Canadian Taiga Conservation Foundation Archived 2011-02-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Arctic and Taiga (Canadian Geographic) Archived 2006-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Coniferous Forest. Earth Observatory. NASA.  Archived 2008-07-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- Taiga Rescue Network (TRN) A network of NGOs, indigenous peoples or individuals that works to protect the boreal forests.
- Index of Boreal Forests/Taiga ecoregions at bioimages.vanderbilt.edu Archived 2012-09-05 at the Wayback Machine
- The Nature Conservancy and its partners work to protect the Canadian Boreal Forest Archived 2010-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Slater museum of natural history: Taiga Archived 2009-03-16 at the Wayback Machine