Appenine deciduous montane forests

WWF Abstract

Running north to south like a bony spine, Italy’s Apennine Mountains create safe havens for numerous species. At the highest reaches, montane forests are still fairly well preserved because their altitude shelters them from clearing and overuse. They shield such rare gems as the lady’s slipper, an orchid found in only two locations in the central mountains, and the Marsican brown bear, which is seldom seen.
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Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Area:3,967,998 acres (1,605,792 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