Southern Amazonian 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.

  • 174,029
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 4
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 73%
    Protection Target
  • 6
    Protection Level

The Southern Amazonian bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, stretches from the Marajó Archipelago to Bolivia, south of the Amazon river. It consists almost entirely of highly diverse, tropical moist forest and incorporates the drier forests bordering the Cerrado. The bioregion contains four ecoregions – Madeira-Tapajós Moist Forests (476), Mato Grosso Tropical Dry Forests (481), Tapajós-Xingu Moist Forests (507), Xingu-Tocantins-Araguaia Moist Forests (518) – and includes many major and minor tributaries of the Amazon River. The total land area of this bioregion is approximately 174 million hectares.

The Southern Amazonian Forests bioregion is part of the Amazonia subrealm and is made up of four ecoregions: (1) Madeira-Tapajós Moist Forests (2) Mato Grosso Tropical Dry Forests (3) Tapajós-Xingu Moist Forests (4) Xingu-Tocantins-Araguaia Moist Forests.

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