Pyrenees conifer and mixed forests

WWF Abstract

Where in Europe can you still find brown bears and mountain goats roaming freely in the wilderness? Throughout the Pyrenees Conifer and Mixed Forests ecoregion there are steep rocky slopes, amazing canyons, high plains, and high summits of more than 9,800 feet (3,000 m) that remain as wild today as they were thousands of years ago. From oak forests at lower elevations to high-mountain forests of beech, silver fir, and mountain pine, the diverse habitats here are filled with life. With about 3,500 vascular plant species, 64 species of mammals, and hundreds of bird species, the Pyrenees are considered one of the most important hot spots for biodiversity in Europe.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Spain, France, Andorra
Area:6,400,000 acres (2,589,988 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Alta Garrotxa - Massís de les Salines
ALTO CINCA
Arabarko
Baish Aran
Basses Corbières
Beneïdor
CANIGOU-CONQUES DE LA PRESTE
Cirque de Gavarnie
COLLARADA - IBÓN DE IP
COTIELLA - SIERRA FERRERA
EL TURBÓN Y SIERRA DE SÍS
Era Artiga de Lin - Eth Portilhon
Eth Thuron des Aureys
Gorges de la Frau et Bélesta
Haute Cize : Pic d'Herrozate et forêt d'Orion
Haute Soule : Forêt d'Iraty, Orgambidexka et Pic des Escaliers.
Haute Soule : Forêt des Arbailles
Haute Soule : Massif de la Pierre St Martin
Haute soule: Massif forestier, gorges d'Holzarté et d'Olhadubi
Hautes vallées d'Aspe et d'Ossau
La Faiada de Malpàs i Cambatiri
Larra-Aztaparreta
LOS VALLES
MASSIF DU MONT VALIER
Montgrony
ORDESA Y MONTE PERDIDO
PAYS DE SAULT
Pènes du Moulle de Jaout
Pics de l'Estibet et de Mondragon
POSETS - MALADETA
Prepirineu Central català
PUIGMAL-CARANCA
Puydarrieux
Reserva de Ordesa-Vinamala Biosphere Reserve
Roncesvalles-Selva de Irati
SALVATIERRA - FOZES DE FAGO Y BINIÉS
Serra d'Aubenç i Roc de Cogul
Serra de Prada-Castellàs
Serra de Turp i Mora Condal-Valldan
Sierra de Arrigorrieta y Peña Ezkaurre
Sierra de Artxuga, Zarikieta y Montes de Areta
SIERRA DE CANCIÁS - SILVES
Sierra de Illón y Foz de Burgui
Sierra de Leire, Foz de Arbaiun
Sierra de San Miguel
SIERRA Y CAÑONES DE GUARA
SIERRAS DE LEYRE Y ORBA
SIERRAS DE SANTO DOMINGO Y CABALLERA Y RÍO ONSELLA
SOTOS Y CARRIZALES DEL RÍO ARAGÓN
VIÑAMALA
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder