Llanos & Dry Forests bioregion
- 44,694Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 2Number of Ecoregions
- 40%Protection Target
- 4Protection Level
The Llanos bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, extends from the northern Andes above the Guiana Shield. It consists almost entirely of open, grassy plains called (llanos) with dry tropical forests at the foothills of the Andes. It has two ecoregions – Apure-Villavicencio Dry Forests (520), Llanos (572) – and includes much of the Orinoco and Apure rivers. The total area of this bioregion is nearly 45 million hectares.
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