Central American pine-oak forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion harbors a complex and diverse set of natural communities and represents a crossroads for groups of plants and animals from Mexico and Central America. Many of the plants that grow here are endemic, and this region supports one of the world's richest assortment of conifers. These forests cover a broad volcanic mountain range and contain scattered islands of broad-leaf evergreen cloud forests emerging at higher elevations. This ecoregion is dominated by a rich assemblage of pines and oaks, and it marks the southern limit of many groups of plants from North America.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Countries:Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua
Area:27,519,998 acres (11,136,948 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Celaque National Park
Cerro Guanacaure Área Productora de Agua
El Boquerón Natural Monument National Monument
El Chile Biological Reserve
El Imposible National Park
La Muralla National Park
La Tigra National Park
Lago de Yojoa Multiple Use Reserve
Montaña Verde Wildlife Refuge
Montecristo National Park
Opalaca Biological Reserve
Patuca National Park
Río Kruta Biological Reserve
Reserva de la Biosfera El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve
Sierra de Agalta National Park
Tawahka Anthropological Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder