Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is about as complex as its name. The Southwest Iberian Mediterranean Sclerophyllous and Mixed Forests ecoregion is filled with an amazing diversity of habitats. One of these habitats is the evergreen oak woodlands, which contains the most extensive Iberian cork oak forests in the Mediterranean region. Diverse shrublands harbor endemic species of rock rose, lavender, broom, thyme, and other plants. Coastal lagoons and river mouths are important wintering sites for flamingoes and other migratory birds.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco
Area:17,599,999 acres (7,122,467 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

ACANTILADOS DE MARO-CERRO GORDO
BAHIA DE CADIZ
BRAZO DEL ESTE
Caldeirão
CAMPIÑAS DE SEVILLA
Castro Verde
COLA DEL EMBALSE DE ARCOS
COLA DEL EMBALSE DE BORNOS
COLONIAS DE CERNICALO PRIMILLA DE ALBURQUERQUE
COLONIAS DE CERNICALO PRIMILLA DE SAN VICENTE DE ALCANTARA
COMPLEJO ENDORREICO DE CHICLANA
COMPLEJO ENDORREICO DE ESPERA
COMPLEJO ENDORREICO DE PUERTO REAL
COMPLEJO ENDORREICO DE UTRERA
COMPLEJO ENDORREICO DEL PUERTO DE STA. MARIA
COMPLEJO ENDORREICO LA LANTEJUELA
COMPLEJO ENDORREICO LEBRIJA-LAS CABEZAS
Costa Sudoeste
Cuba
DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES
DOÑANA
ESTERO DE DOMINGO RUBIO
ESTRECHO
ESTUARIO DEL RIO GUADIARO
Estuário do Sado
Estuário do Tejo
Lagoa da Sancha
Lagoa de Santo André
LAGUNA DE LAS CANTERAS Y EL TEJON
LAGUNA DE MEDINA
LAGUNAS DEL SUR DE CORDOBA
LOS ALCORNOCALES
LOS REALES DE SIERRA BERMEJA
MARISMAS DE ISLA CRISTINA
MARISMAS DEL ODIEL
MARISMAS DEL RIO PALMONES
MARISMAS DEL RIO PIEDRAS Y FLECHA DEL ROMPIDO
Monchique
NACIMIENTO DEL RIO GEVORA
Paul da Madriz
Paul de Arzila
Paul do Boquilobo
Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve Nature Reserve
Paul do Taipal
PEÑON DE ZAFRAMAGON
Piçarras
Reserva de Grazalema Nature Park
Reserva de la Biosfera de Doñana Biosphere Reserve
Ria de Aveiro
Ria Formosa
Sapais de Castro Marim
SIERRA CRESTELLINA
SIERRA DE ARACENA Y PICOS DE AROCHE
SIERRA DE GRAZALEMA
SIERRA DE HORNACHUELOS
SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES
SIERRA DE SAN PEDRO
SIERRA NORTE
SIERRAS DE TEJEDA, ALMIJARA Y ALHAMA
Vale do Guadiana
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder