Valdivian temperate forests

WWF Abstract

Only five temperate rain forest ecosystems exist in the world, and the Valdivian is the second largest, smaller only than the Pacific Northwest of North America. The shores of the Pacific Ocean carve the western edge of the Valdivian Temperate Forests, while the resplendent rise of the Andean Cordillera marks the boundary on the east. Currents of Pacific air rise from the Andean foothills, creating the plentiful rainfall that sustains the emerald green of these forests. Here, one can find Patagonian tyrants, green-backed firecrowns, and monkey puzzle trees among the many species.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Chile, Argentina
Area:61,312,000 acres (24,812,086 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER