Sierra Madre Forests & Mexican Drylands bioregion
- 116,853Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 8Number of Ecoregions
- 43%Protection Target
- 2Protection Level
The Sierra Madre bioregion, located in the Northern America (Nearctic) realm, covers the upper half of Mexico and consists of an array of different ecoregions that are tightly interconnected. The bioregion is dominated by desert and dry shrublands, but the eastern and western ranges of the Sierra Madres are covered with subtropical pine and oak forests. It contains eight ecoregions – Sonoran-Sinaloan Subtropical Dry Forest (324), Sierra Madre Occidental Pine-Oak Forests (326), Sierra Madre Oriental Pine-Oak Forests (327), Central Mexican Matorral (427), Chihuahuan Desert (428), Meseta Central Matorral (432), Tamaulipan Matorral (436), Tamaulipan Mezquital (437). The total land area of this bioregion is approximately 116 million hectares.
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