Madeira-Tapajós moist forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion spans a huge, diverse area in central Amazonia, extending across the lowland Amazon Basin south of the Amazon River, and reaching south to the border between Brazil and Bolivia. Most of this region receives between 80 and 120 inches (2,032-3,048 mm) of rainfall each year, however, as much as 160 inches (4,064 mm) of rain annually drenches the middle Madeira River section! And, along the northern and southern edges of the region, annual rainfall is less than 80 inches (2,032 mm). An incredible range of elevations marks the landscape, going from only about 65 feet (20 m) above sea level at the Amazon River to as high as 3,694 feet (1,126 m), where Chapada dos Parecis, the region’s tallest peak, carves its silhouette against the sapphire sky.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil, Bolivia
Area:177,855,998 acres (71,975,769 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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