Northwest Iberian montane forests

WWF Abstract

Every year, mountain climbers from all over the world come to the Northwest Iberian Montane Forests ecoregion in search of adventure. With high, rugged mountains and deep valleys cut by rivers and streams, the landscape here is breathtaking. Throughout the region, Mediterranean oak forests are carpeted with orchids and creeping soft grass. Under the majestic oaks, strawberry trees bloom with white flowers and bear orange berries. Other forests of cherry, oak, and alder trees are interspersed with tall reed vegetation and tall sedge fens along the ecoregion’s many rivers. And, high in the mountains above the tree line, alpine meadows are filled with wildflowers. All these diverse habitats support a rich diversity of wildlife, including Iberian lynxes, Egyptian vultures, fire salamanders, brown bears, and wildcats.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Portugal, Spain
Area:14,143,998 acres (5,723,873 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