Brazilian Atlantic Dry Forests (NT15) | One Earth

Brazilian Atlantic Dry Forests 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.

  • 99,875
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 4
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 14%
    Protection Target
  • 5
    Protection 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.

The Brazilian Atlantic Dry Forests bioregion is part of the Brazil Cerrado & Atlantic Coast subrealm and is made up of four ecoregions: (1) Brazilian Atlantic Dry Forests (2) Caatinga (3) Caatinga Enclaves Moist Forests (4) Maranhão Babaçu Forests.

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