Orinoco Delta swamp forests

WWF Abstract

When this ecoregion is not flooded, it is an amazing and complex landscape of moist forests and wetlands, with patches of mangroves and llanos (tropical grasslands), all hosting an abundance of bird species. The lower delta plain of the Orinoco River is considered one of the largest intact wetland areas left on Earth. When the river rises, however, life within these forests changes. Agoutis and pacas, rodents that comb the forest floor for seeds, are replaced by crocodiles and otters, which are right at home as the water level rises over most of the exposed land.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Venezuela, Guyana
Area:6,912,000 acres (2,797,187 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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