Talamancan montane forests

WWF Abstract

Hike high into the Talamanca Montane Moist Forests and you'll find yourself surrounded by an astonishing diversity of plant and animal life. These mountain forests are home to a great wealth of plant species from giant oaks to diminutive orchids. Brilliantly colored resplendent quetzals are a flagship species for the many amazing birds and animals that live here. The high humidity and rain, steep slopes, and active volcanoes have limited agriculture and urban development here, helping to make these highland wet forests one of Central America’s most intact ecoregions.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Costa Rica, Panama
Area:4,031,999 acres (1,631,692 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Arenal National Park
Barbilla National Park
Braulio Carrillo National Park
Chirripó National Park
Cordillera Volcanica Central Forest Reserve
Guanacaste National Park
Juan Castro Blanco National Park
La Amistad International Park National Park
Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes Biological Reserve
Reserva Biológica Cerro las Vueltas Biological Reserve
Reserva de la Biosfera de la Amistad Biosphere Reserve
Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Tapantí-Macizo de La Muerte National Park
Volcán Irazú National Park
Volcán Poás National Park
Volcán Tenorio National Park
Volcán Turrialba National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder