Central American Mixed Forests bioregion
- 36,709Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 14Number of Ecoregions
- 57%Protection Target
- 1Protection Level
The Mixed Forests bioregion, located in the Central America (Neotropical) realm, covers most of Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and the mountain highlands of southern Guatemala. It consists of a series of complex interlocking tropical biomes – from pine forest/grasslands and moist forests in the east to coniferous and dry forests in the west. The bioregion contains 12 terrestrial ecoregions altogether – Cayos Miskitos-San Andrés and Providencia Moist Forests (449), Central American Atlantic Moist Forests (450), Central American Montane Forests (451), Chiapas Montane Forests (452), Chimalapas Montane Forests (453), Costa Rican Seasonal Moist Forests (458), Sierra Madre De Chiapas Moist Forests (502), Central American Dry Forests (527), Chiapas Depression Dry Forests (528), Central American Pine-Oak Forests (553), Miskito Pine Forests (573), Motagua Valley Thornscrub (605) – and includes extensive mangroves, Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean Mangroves (613) and Southern Mesoamerican Pacific Mangroves (617), along both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. The total area of this bioregion is over 36 million hectares, not including adjacent marine areas or the massive Lago Cocibolca in the south.
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