Andean Mountain Forests & Valleys bioregion
- 93,130Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 17Number of Ecoregions
- 64%Protection Target
- 3Protection 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.
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