Santa Marta montane forests

WWF Abstract

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains form the largest coastal range in South America. High snow-covered peaks can be seen only 37 miles (60 km) from the Caribbean coast. This ecoregion, then, is an island of montane forests surrounded by a sea of dry forests, which has led to the evolution of many endemic plant and animal species.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Colombia
Area:1,215,998 acres (492,097 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (incl. Tayrona NP) National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER