Veracruz moist forests

WWF Abstract

In southern Mexico, the Petén-Veracruz Moist Forests form a bridge of vegetation between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Overlapping the Mexico-Guatemala border, these moist forests have some of the highest levels of precipitation in Mexico--greater than 79 inches (200 cm) per year. These are the northernmost occurrences of what might be considered "rain forests." They are characteristically diverse, rich in orchids, epiphytes, lianas, and broad leaf trees. Some of the animals that make their homes in these large and uninterrupted moist forests include the spider monkey, toucan, macaw, kinkajou, and jaguar.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico
Area:17,087,999 acres (6,915,268 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Reserva de la Biosfera El Cielo Biosphere Reserve
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER