Central American pine-oak forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion harbors a complex and diverse set of natural communities and represents a crossroads for groups of plants and animals from Mexico and Central America. Many of the plants that grow here are endemic, and this region supports one of the world's richest assortment of conifers. These forests cover a broad volcanic mountain range and contain scattered islands of broad-leaf evergreen cloud forests emerging at higher elevations. This ecoregion is dominated by a rich assemblage of pines and oaks, and it marks the southern limit of many groups of plants from North America.
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Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Countries:Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua
Area:27,519,998 acres (11,136,948 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