Central American montane forests

WWF Abstract

The Central American Montane Forests ecoregion is made up of forests occuring in patchy, island-like mosaics on the isolated tops and slopes of the highest mountains of Central America, from southern Mexico into northern Nicaragua. At such altitudes, the tropical climate gives way to a more temperate-like climate--allowing these forests of oak, maple, and conifer trees to flourish. Traveling into these high-rise forests, you might find beautiful birds such as the resplendent quetzal, strange birds such as the horned guan, squirrels bounding through the trees, and vines covered with colorful flowers.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua
Area:3,263,998 acres (1,320,893 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Bosawás Biosphere Reserve National Resource Reserve
Celaque National Park
Cerro Azul Meámbar National Park
Cerro Cacahuatique Wildlife Refuge Area de Protecciòn y Recuperaciòn Natural
Cusuco National Park
El Boquerón Natural Monument National Monument
El Chile Biological Reserve
El Imposible National Park
La Muralla National Park
La Tigra National Park
Lago de Yojoa Multiple Use Reserve
Montaña Verde Wildlife Refuge
Montecristo - Trifinio National Park
Montecristo National Park
Opalaca Biological Reserve
Pico Bonito National Park
Pico Pijol National Park
Río Kruta Biological Reserve
Sierra de Agalta National Park
Texiguat Wildlife Refuge
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder