Llanos & Dry 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.

  • 44,694
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 40%
    Protection Target
  • 4
    Protection 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.

The Llanos & Dry Forests bioregion is part of the Upper South America subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Apure-Villavicencio Dry Forests (2) Llanos. 

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