Yucatan & Veracruz Mixed 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.

  • 38,744
    Ecoregion Size (1000 ha)
  • 10
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 55%
    Protection Target
  • 4
    Protection Level

The Yucatan bioregion, located in the Central America (Neotropical) realm, extends from the Petén Basin in central Guatemala to the beginning of the dry mesquite woodlands (mezquital) in northern Mexico, contained between the Eastern Sierra Madre mountain range and the Caribbean coast. It is dominated by the tropical moist forests of the Yucatán Peninsula along with sections of dry forest and pine savanna. The bioregion contains nine terrestrial ecoregions – Pantanos De Centla (489), Petén-Veracruz Moist Forests (494), Sierra De Los Tuxtlas (501), Veracruz Moist Forests (514), Veracruz Montane Forests (515), Yucatan Moist Forests (519), Veracruz Dry Forests (550), Yucatan Dry Forests (551), Belizean Pine Savannas (564) – along with extensive Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean Mangroves (613). The total area of this bioregion is more than 37 million hectares, not including adjacent marine areas.

The Yucatan & Veracruz Mixed Forests bioregion is part of the Central America subrealm and is made up of 10 ecoregions: (1) Veracruz Moist Forests (2) Veracruz Montane Forests (3) Veracruz Dry Forests (4) Sierra De Los Tuxtlas (5) Petén-Veracruz Moist Forests (6) Pantanos De Centla (7) Yucatan Dry Forests (8) Yucatan Moist Forests (9) Belizean Pine Savannas (10) Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean Mangroves. 

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