Chocó-Darién moist forests

WWF Abstract

The rain forests of the Chocó-Darién Moist Forests are among the richest on Earth. Occurring along the Pacific coast of Colombia, these lush forests extend northward to the Caribbean coast of Panama. The tall peaks of the northern Andes mark the eastern boundary to this ecoregion and also act as a formidable barrier between this region and that of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. For this reason, the species found here are quite different from those found on the other side of the mountains. Baird’s tapir is just one of the hundreds of mammal species that can be found here. This tapir marks well-worn paths through the forest, which it uses again and again. This saves energy in moving through the dense undergrowth common in these lush forests.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Colombia, Panama
Area:18,175,999 acres (7,355,566 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Parque Nacional Fronterizo Darién National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder