South Appenine mixed montane forests

WWF Abstract

If you've ever looked at a map of Italy, you may have noticed that the country is shaped like a long boot with a narrow toe and high heel. The Appenine Mountains run the length of the entire country, in the middle of the boot. The ecoregion includes the southern half of the Appenine Mountain Range. The mountains extend to the southernmost Calabria region, located in the toe of the boot, and pop up again offshore in the northern part of the island of Sicily. Visit these sections of the Italian boot, and you'll find oak forests full of insects, birds, and small- to medium-sized mammals.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Italy
Area:3,263,998 acres (1,320,893 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