Amazon River Estuary bioregion
- 31,361Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 4Number of Ecoregions
- 63%Protection Target
- 5Protection Level
The Amazon River Estuary Bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, includes a huge river delta formed at the end of the Amazon River’s 4000-mile journey to the sea in northern Brazil, where it meets up with the Tocantins river, encompassing the Marajó Archipelago. It is the easternmost Amazonian bioregion consisting predominantly of tropical forest surrounding the delta and incorporates a narrow band of beach forests extending to the east with four ecoregions – Marajó Várzea (480), Tocantins/Pindare Moist Forests (508), Northeast Brazil Restingas (485), Amazon-Orinoco-Southern Caribbean Mangroves (611). The total area of this bioregion is more than 31 million hectares, not including adjacent marine areas.
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