Atlantic Coast restingas

WWF Abstract

Along the Atlantic coast of central Brazil lie three distinct patches of restingas forests, all characterized by the prominent sand dunes on which they grow. These forests vary from short shrub-like vegetation to tall forests distributed over sandy soils. The climate within the ecoregion varies, with the northern section the most tropical and the southern two patches becoming increasingly subtropical. Forest and scrub patches dot the landscape, interspersed with areas of stunted plants and open sandy patches. Gallery forests line the region’s streams and rivers.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil
Area:1,983,999 acres (802,896 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Climate:View Climate Data
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Protected Areas

Bañados del Este Wetland Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder