Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

WWF Abstract

In the famous adventure story Don Quixote, the romantic hero fought windmills in a region of Spain known as La Mancha. The hot, dry wilderness of the Iberian Sclerophyllous and Semideciduous Forests is the real setting behind the fiction. Here, lakes and wetlands provide welcome relief for wildlife. But the Tablas de Daimiel wetlands that once provided this dry region with a lush oasis are in danger of drying up. Two of the rivers that feed into the wetlands have been diverted and used for irrigation--putting one of the most important marshes in Europe at risk.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Spain, Portugal
Area:73,535,999 acres (29,758,963 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
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