Andean Mountain Grasslands bioregion
- 82,848Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 5Number of Ecoregions
- 45%Protection Target
- 4Protection Level
The Andean Mountain Grasslands bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, is centered on the Altiplano, the world’s second highest plateau. It stretches from central Argentina to central Peru and is composed entirely of high-altitude grasslands. The bioregion contains five ecoregions – Central Andean Dry Puna (587), Central Andean Puna (588), Central Andean Wet Puna (589), High Monte (592), Southern Andean Steppe (595) – and incorporates Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and one of the world’s highest bodies of water. The area of this bioregion is nearly 83 million hectares.
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