Yucatán moist forests

WWF Abstract

The Yucatán forests form a biological corridor that allows the exchange of species between the drier forests of northern Yucatán and the more humid environments of the southwest. These forests are home to more than 15 species of amphibians, 40 reptiles, 200 birds and 90 mammals. On the island of Cozumel, just off the eastern Yucatán, one can find many endemic species, including the Cozumel vireo, thrasher, and emerald hummingbird, and the Cozumel Island raccoon and coati. The northern portion of the forest is an important area for many interesting bird species, including Caribbean elaenia, migratory species like prairie warblers and peregrine falcons, and species with local distributions like the Caribbean dove, the zenaida dove, and the black catbird. In addition to its rich forests, this ecoregion borders wetlands of great importance, like the Ria Lagartos mangroves and the Sian Ka'an wetlands.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
Area:17,216,000 acres (6,967,068 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
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Protected Areas

Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park
Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul Biosphere Reserve
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER