Tocantins/Pindare moist forests

WWF Abstract

The Tocantins-Araguaia-Maranhão Moist Forests ecoregion spills across the eastern extreme of the Amazon basin, its edges rimmed by abundant waters. Along one side, the forest meets the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the Amazon River. The Tocantins River carves the forest’s western edge, while the Mearim River marks the border to the south. During five months of the year, a dry season settles over the region, with less than 4 inches (101 mm) of rain falling during each of those months. With the arrival of the wet season, however, an intricate web of streams and rivers weaves through these forests, sculpting the landscape as waterways swell and flood across the flat land. A large mangrove ecosystem borders the region to the north, winding along the mouth and banks of the Amazon River. Annual rainfall in this northern portion is about 100 inches (2,540 mm). To the south, where the climate becomes drier and annual rainfall is only about 60 inches (1,524 mm), the moist forest gives way to cerrado shrublands.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil
Area:47,807,999 acres (19,347,211 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder