Motagua Valley thornscrub

WWF Abstract

If you want to experience a dramatic change in climate and habitat, you might consider traveling from the high, moist cloud forests of Guatemala down into the Motagua Valley. This valley is one of the driest areas in all of Central America. Spiny cacti, thorny shrubs, and acacia trees dominate the native vegetation, eking out a life despite the extremely short growing season.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Guatemala
Area:575,998 acres (233,098 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER