Guianan Highlands moist forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion sits on the Guayana Shield, which underlies the northern region of South America. The Guayana Shield is an ancient and weathered granitic dome that protrudes from an otherwise flat, lowland basin and separates the Amazon and Orinoco watersheds. It contains a diversity of habitats, including vast expanses of tall primary rain forest, open savannas with few or no trees, and rich gallery forests. This ecoregion is essentially a habitat "island" in the highlands, surrounded by lowland llanos (grassy plains) and lowland forest.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, Colombia
Area:83,392,000 acres (33,747,545 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

El Caura Forest Reserve
Imataca Forest Reserve
Kaieteur National Park
Parque Nacional Canaima National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER