Costa Rican seasonal moist forests

WWF Abstract

The Costa Rican Seasonal Moist Forests occupies three distinct areas, two in northwestern Costa Rica and another in southwestern Nicaragua, nestled between the dry forests of the Pacific Coast and the highlands of the Tilarán Cordillera central mountain range. The areas in northwestern Costa Rica lie in the partial rain shadow of numerous volcanoes. In the tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests of this region grow numerous tall trees, their branches holding many epiphytes and long, twisting vines. Many migratory birds use these forests as a stopover point on their long journeys from North to South America--and back again.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Costa Rica
Area:2,624,000 acres (1,061,895 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Carara National Park
Cordillera Volcanica Central Forest Reserve
Guanacaste National Park
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Volcán Irazú National Park
Volcán Poás National Park
Volcán Tenorio National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder