Cape Verde Islands dry forests

WWF Abstract

The Cape Verde Islands Dry Forest ecoregion harbors a remarkable diversity of species despite centuries of environmental degradation. These dry and fragile islands host several treasures, including the dainty Raso lark and three other endemic bird species, as well as 11 endemic reptile species. Skinks and geckos are particularly abundant here. While much of this ecoregion has been damaged by conversion to agriculture, it is still an important home for breeding seabirds such as the Cape Verde shearwater.
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Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Cape Verde
Area:1,151,998 acres (466,197 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER