Ecuadorian dry forests

WWF Abstract

The Ecuadorian Dry Forests ecoregion lies on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the western foothills of the Andes. The ecoregion occurs on a gradient, with areas of arid scrub and cactus forest along the Pacific Ocean and wetter regions higher on the Andean slopes. Dry habitats along the Pacific coast of the Americas are particularly rare, so this ecoregion is a precious example of a vanishing forest type. Throughout this ecoregion you can find amazing plants that are well adapted to the dry conditions that persist here during much of the year, including trees such as acacia, jacaranda, mesquite, fig, and a variety of cacti. Many species of birds use this area, including long-distance migrants, dry-forest specialists, and seasonal visitors from the neighboring montane forests, which come to feed during the fruiting season.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Ecuador
Area:5,247,999 acres (2,123,790 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 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder