Monte Alegre varzea

WWF Abstract

The forests of this ecoregion grow in areas that stretch across the low, seasonally flooded river drainages of the central and lower Amazon River basin, much of the Madeira River basin, the mouth of the Purus River, and the tributaries of these rivers. An isolated patch of forest grows along the Mamoré River on the border of Brazil and Bolivia and is included in the Monte Alegre Várzea ecoregion. Várzea means "flooded forests" in Portuguese. The region earns this name because the sediment-laden waters of the rivers rise between 20 and 40 feet (6-12 m) and spread across the landscape for up to eight months of the year.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil
Area:16,511,999 acres (6,682,169 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER