Ucayali moist forests

WWF Abstract

Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains and including a major branch of the Amazon River, this ecoregion is the perfect blend of the Andes and the Amazon ecosystems. Here, high mountains rise in the west and runoff from them feeds abundant rivers and streams that become the upper Amazon basin. The region has high species diversity, especially among palms, and contains a number of tropical hardwood species such as mahogany, tropical cedar, and kapok. More than 600 bird species have been recorded here, as have some 188 mammals. Invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles are also abundant and diverse.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Peru
Area:28,415,999 acres (11,499,547 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Cordillera Azul National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER