Bolivian Yungas

WWF Abstract

Step into the evergreen forests of the Bolivian Yungas and you'll be overwhelmed by their abundant green growth. The trees around you will be covered with epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, ferns, and mosses. As you climb up in elevation you'll eventually come into cloud forests with an exceptionally high diversity of trees. But watch out! Landslides are common in this area because of the steepness of the terrain. When they occur, trees topple and new growth begins. Still, your hike will most likely be focused not on sliding mud but on diverse life forms, such as hooded mountain toucans plucking fruit from a fig tree and spider monkeys grooming their young.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Bolivia
Area:22,335,999 acres (9,039,058 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bahuaja-Sonene National Park
Madidi National Park
Reserva Nacional de Fauna Ulla Ulla National Fauna Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder