Tumbes-Piura dry forests

WWF Abstract

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Sechura Desert to the west and the Andes Mountains to the east, the Tumbes-Piura Dry Forests of southwest Ecuador and northwest Peru are home to many species, including the El Oro parakeet and the white-edged oriole. This isolated ecoregion of coastal lowlands, rolling hills, and Andean foothills contains an amazing array of tropical habitats. From sparse desert-like areas filled with shrubs and cactuses to dense tropical thorn forests, the mosaic of habitats here ranges from dry to drier.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Ecuador, Peru
Area:10,176,000 acres (4,118,081 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Reserva del Noroeste Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER