South American Coastal Deserts bioregion
- 29,072Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 2Number of Ecoregions
- 20%Protection Target
- 2Protection Level
The South American Coastal Deserts bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, occupies a narrow band west of the Andes Mountains, running along the Peruvian and northern Chilean coast. It contains two arid ecoregions – Atacama Desert (598), Sechura Desert (608) – and adjacent marine areas in the Pacific Ocean. The land area of this bioregion is approximately 29 million hectares.
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