Irrawaddy dry forests

WWF Abstract

The climate here is harsh and dry. It rarely rains in this ecoregion more than 10 to 15 days a year. When it does rain, torrential showers wash away soil and expose weathered rocks. Winds are brisk enough to also cause soil erosion. Everywhere, water is scarce. Still, the harsh climate is not what threatens this ecoregion’s wildlife: It is human development and poaching. This ecoregion occurs in distinct dry patches that are imbedded in the much wetter Irrawaddy Moist Deciduous Forest ecoregion. A large patch occurs in central Myanmar, with two other island patches to the north and another two to the south.
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Ecozone:Indo-Malayan
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Myanmar
Area:8,703,998 acres (3,522,383 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER