Cordillera Oriental montane forests

WWF Abstract

The forests of this ecoregion carpet the middle-to-high elevations of the northern Andes and surrounding foothills. Dense montane cloud forests form below 5,000 feet (1524 m). Above that elevation, temperate-like oak forests cover the contours of the eastern slopes of the Andes and make a transition to elfin forests in the highest forested parts. Here, vegetation type transforms into the ericaceous scrub and páramo of neighboring ecoregions.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Colombia, Venezuela
Area:16,767,998 acres (6,785,768 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder