Chilean Matorral Shrublands & Savanna bioregion
- 14,884Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 1Number of Ecoregions
- 28%Protection Target
- 0Protection Level
The Chilean Matorral, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, is South America’s only Mediterranean biome, a mix of hardwoods, shrubs, cacti, and grassland. It occupies a narrow band along the central coast of Chile and is made up of one single ecoregion – Chilean Matorral (596) – and includes many alpine lakes and adjacent marine areas in the Pacific Ocean. The land area of this bioregion is nearly 15 million hectares.
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