Valdivian temperate forests

WWF Abstract

Only five temperate rain forest ecosystems exist in the world, and the Valdivian is the second largest, smaller only than the Pacific Northwest of North America. The shores of the Pacific Ocean carve the western edge of the Valdivian Temperate Forests, while the resplendent rise of the Andean Cordillera marks the boundary on the east. Currents of Pacific air rise from the Andean foothills, creating the plentiful rainfall that sustains the emerald green of these forests. Here, one can find Patagonian tyrants, green-backed firecrowns, and monkey puzzle trees among the many species.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Chile, Argentina
Area:61,312,000 acres (24,812,086 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Lago Puelo National Park
LanĂ­n National Park
Los Alerces National Park
Los Arrayanes National Park
Nahuel Huapi National Park
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael National Park
Reserva de la Biosfera Araucarias Biosphere Reserve
Reserva de la Biosfera la Campana-Penuelas Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER