Cauca Valley dry forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion consists of a long and narrow strip of dry forests along the Cauca River in western Colombia. In a valley surrounded by the majestic northern Andes Mountains, the rich mosaic of habitats here include open woodland, dry forest, riparian forest, arid scrub, and wetlands. On either side of the valley, the dry forests give way to moist montane forests along the slopes of the central and western Andes Mountains. Much of the landscape has been altered by agriculture and other human activities, but the patches of natural vegetation that remain provide important habitat for animals such as three-toed sloths and long-tailed weasels.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Colombia
Area:1,791,998 acres (725,196 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER