Japurá-Solimoes-Negro moist forests

WWF Abstract

Water is abundant in this ecoregion, with extensive river systems and flooded forests. But the landscape here is actually dominated by non-flooded, or terre firme, forests. Terre firme means "solid ground," and the wildlife that lives within these forests is also on relatively solid footing, ecologically speaking. However, human activity is increasingly threatening these dense rain forests. This ecoregion is named for the three river systems that dominate the landscape: the Japurá, Solimões, and Negro Rivers.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela
Area:66,623,999 acres (26,961,776 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Jaú National Park
Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve State Sustainable Development Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder