Cantabrian mixed forests

WWF Abstract

The wild landscape of the Cantabrian Mountains once held deep forests of oak and pine. These forests were mixed with open areas of grasslands and scrub, as well as marshes and reed beds along the coast. Today, much of the wilderness has been replaced by cultivated fields, pastures, meadows, and orchards--which often provide the only remaining habitat for many species.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Spain, Portugal
Area:19,711,999 acres (7,977,163 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

ALTO SIL
Cabo Busto-Luanco
Col de Lizarrieta
Costa da Mariña occidental
Costa de Ferrolterra - Valdoviño
Desfiladero de la Hermida
Embalse del Ebro
Embalses del centro (San Andrés,la Granda, Trasona y la Furta)
Estuaire de la Bidassoa et baie de Fontarabie
Estuários dos Rios Minho e Coura
FUENTES CARRIONAS Y FUENTE COBRE-MONTAÑA PALENTINA
Fuentes del Narcea y del Ibias
Haute Cize : Pic d'Herrozate et forêt d'Orion
Haute Soule : Forêt des Arbailles
Haute Soule : Massif de la Pierre St Martin
HOCES DEL ALTO EBRO Y RUDRÓN
Hoces del Ebro
Illas Cíes
Liébana
MONTE SANTIAGO
MONTES DE MIRANDA DE EBRO Y AMEYUGO
MONTES OBARENES
Muniellos
OBARENES-SIERRA DE CANTABRIA
OMAÑAS
Pènes du Moulle de Jaout
PICOS DE EUROPA
Picos de Europa (Asturias)
PICOS DE EUROPA EN CASTILLA Y LEÓN
Pics de l'Estibet et de Mondragon
Ponga- Amieva
Ponga-Amieva
Ría de Villaviciosa
Ría del Eo
Redes
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve
Ria de Aveiro
Ribadeo
Rochers de Biarritz : Le Bouccalot et la Roche ronde
Salvada Mendilerroa / Sierra Salvada
Serra do Gerês
Sierra de Artxuga, Zarikieta y Montes de Areta
Sierra de Hijar
SIERRA DE LA TESLA-VALDIVIELSO
SIERRA DE LOS ANCARES
Sierra de Peña Sagra
Sierra del Cordel y cabeceras del Nansa y del Saja
Somiedo Nature Park
Txingudi
Ubiña-La Mesa
Urdaibaiko Itsasadarra / Ría de Urdaibai
Valderejo-Arcena Mendilerroa / Valderejo-Sierra de Árcena
Vallée de la Nive des Aldudes, Col de Lindux
VALLE DE SAN EMILIANO
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder