Chilean matorral

WWF Abstract

The Chilean Matorral ecoregion is a patchy mosaic of parks and agricultural areas interspersed among towns and cities. The region’s appearance and climate have been likened to the chaparral of California. Bound on the north by the Atacama Desert, on the south by the Valdivian forests, on the east by the Andes, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the region is relatively isolated. For this reason, the area contains many endemic species.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Chile
Area:36,671,998 acres (14,840,631 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Parque Nacional Fray Jorge National Park
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