Crete Mediterranean forests

WWF Abstract

From high mountain ranges to deep canyons, the Crete Mediterranean Forests ecoregion covers a wide range of habitats on Crete--an island located in the Mediterranean Sea between the Balkan Peninsula and Turkey. Oaks, carob, junipers, and tree-spurge thrive at lower elevations, where a number of animal species make their homes. Forests of pine and holly oak at middle elevations provide habitat for an endemic goat and several endemic rodents. Impressive cypress woodlands at higher elevations are the only place in the world to find the evergreen Cretan maple.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Greece
Area:2,048,000 acres (828,796 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

ASFENDOU - KALLIKRATIS KAI PARAKTIA ZONI
ASTEROUSIA ORI (KOFINAS)
CHERSONISOS RODOPOU - PARALIA MALEME
DIKTI: OMALOS VIANNOU (SYMI - OMALOS)
DIKTI: OROPEDIO LASITHIOU, KATHARO, SELENA, KRASI, SELAKANO, CHALASMENI KORYFI
DRAPANO (VOREIOANATOLIKES AKTES) - PARALIA GEORGIOUPOLIS - LIMNI KOURNA
DYTIKA ASTEROUSIA (APO AGIOFARANGO EOS KOKKINO PYRGO)
EKVOLI GEROPOTAMOU MESARAS
ELOS - TOPOLIA - SASALOS - AGIOS DIKAIOS
ETHNIKOS DRYMOS SAMARIAS - FARANGI TRYPITIS - PSILAFI - KOUSTOGERAKO
FARANGI SELINARI - VRACHASI
FARANGI THERISSOU
FRE - TZITZIFES - NIPOS
GIOUCHTAS - FARANGI AGIAS EIRINIS
Gorge of Samaria National Park
IMERI KAI AGRIA GRAMVOUSSA - TIGANI KAI FALASARNA - PONTIKONISI, ORMOS LIVADI - VIGLIA
KORYFI KOUPA (DYTIKI KRITI)
KOURTALIOTIKO FARANGI, FARANGI PREVELI
LAZAROS KORYFI - MADARA DIKTIS
LEFKA ORI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI
LIMNI AGIAS (CHANIA)
LIMNI KOURNA KAI EKVOLI ALMYROU
METERIZIA AGIOS DIKAIOS - TSOUNARA - VITSILIA LEFKON OREON
MONI KAPSA (FARANGI KAPSA KAI GYRO PERIOCHI)
NISOS DIA
NISOS ELAFONISOS KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI
NOTIODYTIKI THRYPTI (KOUFOTO)
ORI ZAKROU
ORMOS SOUGIAS - VARDIA - FARANGI LISSOU MECHRI ANYDROUS KAI PARAKTIA ZONI
OROS IDI (VORIZIA, GERANOI, KALI MADARA)
OROS KEDROS
OROS THRYPTIS KAI GYRO PERIOCHI
PARALIA APO CHRYSOSKALITISSA MECHRI AKROTIRIO KRIOS
PRASSANO FARANGI - PATSOS - SFAKORYAKO REMA - PARALIA RETHYMNOU KAI EKVOLI GEROPOTAMOU, AKR. LIANOS
SOROS - AGKATHI - KEDROS
VOREIOANATOLIKO AKRO KRITIS: DIONYSADES, ELASA KAI CHERSONISOS SIDERO (AKRA MAVRO MOURI - VAI - AKRA
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder