Caucasus mixed forests

WWF Abstract

If you were to travel to the Caucasus Mixed Forests, you'd find yourself near the borders of eight other distinct ecoregions and at the crossroads of three major biogeographic provinces. In simple terms, that means this ecoregion contains a mixture of species from Central/Northern Europe, from Central Asia, and from the Middle East/North Africa. It also contains a remarkable number of endemic species, including more than 1,500 plants. Visit the region and you may encounter creatures with such unusual names as Caucasian turs, lammergeiers, and Caucasian parsley-frogs!
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia
Area:42,111,998 acres (17,042,121 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Alania National Park
Erzi State Nature Reserve
Kabardino-Balkar State Alpine Forest
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve
Severo-Osetinsky State Nature Reserve
Sochi National Park
Teberdinskiy Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER