Lara-Falcón dry forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion lies in northern Venezuela, south of the Paraguana Peninsula, east of the Gulf of Maracaibo, and north of the Andes. The dense woodlands and thorn forests of this ecoregion are filled with spiny shrubs, cactuses, and mesquite trees, all of which are well-equipped to withstand the dry conditions that persist here during much of the year. The vegetation is dry deciduous thorn forest mixed with deciduous dry forest. Small patches of seasonal evergreen forest are seen along rivers and hilltops.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Venezuela
Area:4,159,999 acres (1,683,492 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Parque Nacional Sierra de San Luis National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER