Sierra de la Laguna pine-oak forests

WWF Abstract

On the mountaintops of the Cape Region of Mexico, a unique forest of pine and oak trees is bustling with life. As you move down the steep slopes, the dominant pine trees gradually give way to woodlands of oaks and shrubs. These forests are an oasis for some 224 species of plants, along with a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. This ecoregion is also a center of bird diversity, as half of the birds breeding on this part of the Baja California peninsula do so only in pine-oak forests. Because these forests are high in the mountains in places that are difficult for people to reach, they still support a good habitat for wildlife.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Countries:Mexico
Area:255,999 acres (103,599 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER