Andean Mountain Forests & Valleys (NT11) | One Earth

Andean Mountain Forests & Valleys bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 93,130
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 17
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 64%
    Protection Target
  • 3
    Protection Level

The Andean Mountain bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, is the upper half of the Andes mountain range, stretching from the very top of the continent to northern Argentina. The bioregion is defined by tropical and subtropical broadleaf forests with 17 unique ecoregions – Bolivian Yungas (444), Cauca Valley Montane Forests (448), Cordillera Oriental Montane Forests (457), Eastern Cordillera Real Montane Forests (460), Magdalena Valley Montane Forests (477), Marañón Dry Forests (479), Northwest Andean Montane Forests (486), Peruvian Yungas (493), Southern Andean Yungas (504), Venezuelan Andes Montane Forests (513), Bolivian Montane Dry Forests (523), Cauca Valley Dry Forests (526), Magdalena Valley Dry Forests (538), Patia Valley Dry Forests (542), Cordillera Central Páramo (590), Cordillera De Merida Páramo (591), Northern Andean Páramo (593) – which run along the more humid eastern side of the Andes. This bioregion contains the three sacred headwaters of the Amazon River. Its land area is approximately 93 million hectares.

The Andean Mountain Forests & Valleys bioregion is part of the Andes & Pacific Coast subrealm and is made up of 17 ecoregions: (1) Southern Andean Yungas (2) Bolivian Montane Dry Forests (3) Bolivian Yungas (4) Peruvian Yungas (5) Cordillera Central Páramo (6) Marañón Dry Forests (7) Eastern Cordillera Real Montane Forests (8) Northern Andean Páramo (9) Patia Valley Dry Forests (10) Northwest Andean Montane Forests (11) Magdalena Valley Montane Forests (12) Magdalena Valley Dry Forests (13) Cauca Valley Dry Forests (14) Cauca Valley Montane Forests (15) Cordillera Oriental Montane Forests (16) Cordillera De Merida Páramo (17) Venezuelan Andes Montane Forests. 

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