Ecuadorean Dry Coastal Forests & Flooded Grasslands (NT10) | One Earth

Ecuadorean Dry Coastal Forests & Flooded Grasslands 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.

  • 10,660
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 5
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 32%
    Protection Target
  • 2
    Protection 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.

The Ecuadorean Dry Coastal Forests & Flooded Grasslands bioregion is part of the Andes & Pacific Coast subrealm and is made up of five ecoregions: (1) Western Ecuador Moist Forests (2) Ecuadorian Dry Forests (3) Guayaquil Flooded Grasslands (4) Tumbes-Piura Dry Forests (5) South American Pacific Mangroves. 

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