Illyrian deciduous forests

WWF Abstract

The valleys and plains of this ecoregion extend along the coast of an ancient land known as Illyria, which includes the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. Today, this is a populated countryside that is subject to political and military strife. Native vegetation exists in fragments. Despite these challenges, however, a rich variety of plants and animals manage to survive.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece
Area:10,047,999 acres (4,066,281 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

ELI KALODIKI, MARGARITI, KARTERI KAI LIMNI PRONTANI
EVRYTERI PERIOCHI ATHAMANIKON OREON
EVRYTERI PERIOCHI POLIS IOANNINON
KENTRIKO TMIMA ZAGORIOU
KENTRIKO ZAGORI KAI ANATOLIKO TMIMA OROUS MITSIKELI
Kocjanski zatok
Kras
Laguna di Marano e Grado
LIMNI IOANNINON
LIMNI LIMNOPOULA
Miramare Marine Park Biosphere Reserve
ORI PARAMYTHIAS, STENA KALAMA ÊÁÉ STENA ACHERONTA
ORI TSAMANTA, FILIATON, FARMAKOVOUNI, MEGALI RACHI
OROS DOUSKON, ORAIOKASTRO, DASOS MEROPIS, KOILADA GORMOU, LIMNI DELVINAKIOU
OROS LAKMOS (PERISTERI)
OROS TYMFI (GKAMILA)
PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI APO PARGA EOS AKROTIRIO AGIOS THOMAS (PREVEZA), AKR. KELADIO - AG. THOMAS
Reka - dolina
Seèoveljske soline
Snežnik - Pivka
STENA PARAKALAMOU
Trnovski gozd - južni rob in Nanos
Valle Cavanata e Banco Mula di Muggia
Velebit Mountain National Park
YGROTOPOS EKVOLON KALAMA KAI NISOS PRASOUDI
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder