Balkan mixed forests

WWF Abstract

This mainly mountainous ecoregion was formed 100 million to 50 million years ago. During the glacial periods of the Pleistocene Epoch, the Balkan Mountains served as islands in a sea of ice for animals and plants of this ecoregion.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia
Area:55,424,000 acres (22,429,297 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Adata-Tundzha
Arda Bridge
Atanasovsko ezero
Bakarlaka
Balchik
Batova
Belene Islands Complex
Belite Skali
Berkovitsa
Besaparski Hills
Boboshevo
Burgasko ezero
Chelopechene Fish-ponds
Derventski Heights
Devetashko Plateau
Dolna Koznitsa
Dolni Bogrov-Kazichene
Emine
Galata
Golia Island
Gorni Dabnik-Telish
Hadzi Dimitrovo Fish-ponds
Harmanliyska Reka
Harsovska Reka
Ivailovgrad Reservoir
Kalimok Complex
Kamchia Complex
Kamchiyska Mountain
Kamenski Bair
Karlukovski Karst
KENTRIKI RODOPI KAI KOILADA NESTOU
Kocherinovo
KOILADA ERYTHROPOTAMOU: ASVESTADES, KOUFOVOUNO, VRYSIKA
KOILADA FILIOURI
KOILADA KOMPSATOU
KOILADA TIMIOU PRODROMOU-MENOIKION
Konush Reservoir
KORYFES OROUS MENOIKION - OROS KOUSKOURAS - YPSOMA
KORYFES OROUS ORVILOS
KORYFES OROUS VORA
Kotlenska Mountain
Kresna Gordge
Lakat Island
LIMNES VEGORITIDA - PETRON
LIMNI KERKINI - KROUSIA - KORYFES OROUS BELES, ANGISTRO - CHAROPO
LIMNI PETRON
Lomovete
Ludogorie
Madzharovo
Malko Sharkovo reservoir
Maritsa-Parvomay
Maritsa-Plovdiv
Mechka Fish-ponds
Melnik Pyramids
Meshtitsa
Mikre
Noevtsi
NOTIO DASIKO SYMPLEGMA EVROU
Obnova
OREINOS EVROS - KOILADA DEREIOU
ORI TZENA KAI PINOVO
ORI VRONTOUS - LAILIAS - EPIMIKES
OROS CHAINTOU - KOULA KAI GYRO KORYFES
OROS FALAKRO
OROS PAIKO, STENA APSALOU KAI MOGLENITSAS
OROS VORAS
Orsoya Fish-ponds
Osogovo
Ovtcharitsa Reservoir
PARAPOTAMIO DASOS VOREIOU EVROU KAI ARDA
Plovdiv Fish-ponds
Pomorie Lake
Ponor
Pozharevo Island
Provadiysko-Royaksko plateau
Pyasachnik Reservoir
Radinchevo
Rayanovtsi
Reserve Alibotouche Strict Nature Reserve
Reserve Kamtchia Strict Nature Reserve
Reserve Srebarna Managed Reserve
Rila
Ropotamo Complex
Rozov Kladenets Reservoir
Rupite
Ruy
Sakar
Slavyanka
Srebarna
Sredna Gora
STENA ALIAKMONA
STENA APSALOU - MOGLENITSAS
Stenata
Straldzha Complex
Strandzha
Suha Reka
Svishtov-Belene Lowland
Tsalapitsa Rice-fields
Tsibarsko Marsh
Vardim Island
Varna-Beloslav Lakes Complex
Vitosha
VOUNA EVROU
Vrachanski Balkan
Western Balkan
Western Strandzha
Yatata
Zaliv Chengene skele
Zhrebchevo Reservoir
Zlato Pole
Zvanichevo Fish-ponds
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder