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  • noun Alternative spelling of eco-region.


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  • Part of this ecoregion is an Endemic Bird Area, little is known of the biodiversity of this region.

    Bajío dry forests 2007

  • This ecoregion is a center of avian endemism of the Neotropics.

    Chocó-Darién moist forests 2007

  • The main threat to this ecoregion is the building of damsand dykes, while hunting, urban expansion, and pollution constitute other threats.

    Paraná flooded savanna 2007

  • One outstanding feature of this ecoregion is the presence of coral reefs, one of the largest and best preserved in the western Caribbean Sea, considered a part or an extension of the great belicean reef, very outstanding in terms of marine biodiversity.

    Cayos Miskitos-San Andrés and Providencia moist forests 2007

  • The Chocó-Darién moist forests ecoregion is considered one of the most species rich lowland areas in the world, with exceptional abundance and endemism over a broad range of taxons that include plants, birds, amphibians, and butterflies.

    Panamá 2009

  • This ecoregion is bound on three sides by large rivers, the Solimões (Amazon) to the north, Madeira to the west, and Tapajós to the east, which act as formidable barrier to the distributions of many species.

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests 2008

  • The main vegetation type of this ecoregion is Atlantic semi-deciduous forest, with an emergent strata 35 m tall.

    Parañá-Paraíba interior forests 2008

  • The western extent of the ecoregion is well before the lowest foothills of the Andes near Puerto Laguízamo, Colombia.

    Solimões-Japurá moist forest 2008

  • This interfluvial ecoregion is bound on the east and across the southwest by the Tocantins River (the Tucurui Reservoir is not considered for historic coverage) and by the Pindare River and São Marcos Gulf in the east.

    Tocantins-Araguaia-Maranhão moist forests 2008

  • The Bolivian portion of this ecoregion is delineated following Ribera et al., and follows the Rio Madeira boundary south until it abuts with the Beni biomes and later the Chiquitano dry forests, whose distinct vegetation justifies this separation.

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests 2008


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