Central Andean wet puna

WWF Abstract

This wet puna ecoregion consists of high elevation montane grasslands that extend through the high Andes Mountains of northern Peru and northern Bolivia. This ecoregion occurs is found in areas where moist air is uplifted up from the Amazon Basin and the Pacific Ocean, resulting in 30 to 60 inches (800 to 1,500 mm) of rain per year. The landscape is characteristically mountainous, with snow-capped peaks, mountain pastures, high lakes, plateaus, and valleys.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:Peru, Bolivia
Area:28,992,000 acres (11,732,646 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Madidi National Park
Reserva de HuascarĂ¡n National Park
Reserva Nacional de Fauna Ulla Ulla National Fauna Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER