Peruvian Yungas

WWF Abstract

If you were to climb through the central valleys and up the eastern slopes of the central Andes of Peru, you'd discover a variety of different habitats. At the lowest elevations, you'd find lush forests decked out with mosses, lichens, and epiphytes. Higher up, you'd wander through fog-shrouded cloud forests. And at the highest elevations, you'd notice the dense forests giving way to puna grasslands and scrub forests. Throughout your strenuous hike, you'd be rewarded by the sights and sounds of many different life forms, from the endangered golden-backed mountain tanager to a mouse opossum found nowhere else on Earth.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Peru
Area:46,143,999 acres (18,673,814 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bahuaja-Sonene National Park
ManĂº National Park
Megantoni National Sanctuary
Otishi National Park
Reserva de HuascarĂ¡n National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER