Magellanic subpolar forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion extends along the Pacific coast and foothills of southernmost Chile and southwestern Argentina. Coastal breezes blow through the evergreen swamp forests and cool-temperate rain forests of this region and rise across the foothills to create a humid oceanic climate with plenty of rainfall. The irregular coastline and the rise and fall of Andean foothills have physically isolated this area from any similar forests in the southern portion of South America. To the north lie the dryer Valdivean forests and the Mediterranean climate zone.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Chile, Argentina
Area:36,351,999 acres (14,711,132 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Los Glaciares National Park
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael National Park
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine National Park
Perito Moreno National Park
Tierra Del Fuego National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER