Brazilian Atlantic Dry Forests bioregion
- 99,875Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 4Number of Ecoregions
- 14%Protection Target
- 5Protection Level
The Brazilian Atlantic Dry Forests bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, incorporates Brazil’s southeastern cape and adjacent marine areas. With it’s hot and dry climate, it is defined by a mosaic of shrublands, cacti, and thorny woodlands containing four distinct ecoregions – Caatinga Enclaves Moist Forests (445), Brazilian Atlantic Dry Forests (524), Caatinga (525), Maranhão Babaçu Forests (540). The marine biodiversity of the bioregion is rich, with 57% of the fish species endemic to the area. The total land area of this bioregion is 100 million hectares.
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