Chilean Mixed 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.

  • 41,305
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 45%
    Protection Target
  • 7
    Protection Level

Comprising the western half of Patagonia at the bottom of South America and located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, the Chilean bioregion is defined by a myriad of waterways intertwined with coastal rainforests and includes Chile’s Lake District and several large glaciers at the southernmost extent of the Andes Mountains. The bioregion contains two ecoregions – Magellanic Subpolar Forests (561), Valdivian Temperate Forests (563) – and includes Tierra del Fuego and adjacent marine areas in both the southern Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The total land area of this bioregion is more than 41 million hectares.

The Chilean Mixed Forests bioregion is part of the Andes & Pacific Coast subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Magellanic Subpolar Forests (2) Valdivian Temperate Forests.

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