Guajira-Barranquilla xeric scrub

WWF Abstract

Located in northernmost Colombia and northwestern Venezuela along a tropical dry peninsula, this ecoregion is sandwiched between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Maracaibo. It continues in patches along Colombia’s northwestern Caribbean coast for several hundred miles and is interspersed with mangroves, marshes, and dry forest. Vegetation in this region is adapted to the dry climate and consists of stunted scrub, low trees, and tree-like cacti.
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Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Colombia, Venezuela
Area:7,807,999 acres (3,159,785 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data

Protected Areas

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (incl. Tayrona NP) National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER