Southern Amazonian Forests bioregion
- 174,029Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 4Number of Ecoregions
- 73%Protection Target
- 6Protection 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.
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