Ecuadorean Dry Coastal Forests & Flooded Grasslands bioregion
- 10,660Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 5Number of Ecoregions
- 32%Protection Target
- 2Protection Level
The Ecuadorian Dry Coastal bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, is centered on the Gulf of Guayaquil, the mouth of the Guayas River. The bioregion is dominated by dry forests, but it includes coastal moist forests to the north and flooded grasslands in its center with four terrestrial ecoregions -- Western Ecuador Moist Forests (516), Tumbes-Piura Dry Forests (549), Ecuadorian Dry Forests (531), Guayaquil Flooded Grasslands (582) – and adjacent marine areas, which include the South American Pacific Mangroves (615). The land area of this bioregion is approximately 10 million hectares.
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