Pernambuco coastal forests

WWF Abstract

The Pernambuco Coastal Forests, together with the Pernambuco Interior Forests, are an incredible hotspot for endemic life forms in South America. That's partly because the lush forests are separated from similar habitats by extensive scrub and grassland habitats and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also due to the fact that the Amazonian and Atlantic coastal species overlap in this area, as do the temperate and the tropical species. Among these many endemic plants, butterflies, and an incredible 13 threatened bird species is the Alagoas curossaw, a large and extraordinary bird that is now considered extinct in the wild, yet was once restricted only to these coastal forests.
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Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Area:4,351,998 acres (1,761,191 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER