Corsican montane broadleaf and mixed forests

WWF Abstract

In the extensive old-growth forests of Corsica Island, it is still possible to find pine trees that are between 800 and 1,000 years old. On the steep, inaccessible mountainsides of this ecoregion, diverse forests are filled with the sounds of endemic bird species. The many different forest types and habitats of this ecoregion are also home to rare deer and many other animals. The oak forests at low elevations give way to mixtures of oak and pine forests at middle elevations. And at the highest elevations, pine trees predominate on south-facing slopes where the climate is cold and humid, while silver fir and beech trees cover the north-facing slopes. The very highest summits are filled with an array of alder, juniper, and maple trees. Half of the plant species in this ecoregion are endemic.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:France
Area:895,999 acres (362,598 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Chênaies et pinèdes de Corse
Cirque de Bonifatu
Forêts Territoriales de Corse
Golfe de Porto et presqu'île de Scandola
Haute vallée d'Asco, forêt de Tartagine et aiguilles de Popolasca
Haute vallée du Fango
Haute vallée du Fium Grossu
Reserve de la Biosphere de la Vallee du Fango Biosphere Reserve
Vallée de la Restonica
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder