Caatinga Enclaves moist forests

WWF Abstract

Most of us think of islands as patches of land surrounded by water. But in northeastern Brazil, you can find something akin to islands in the Caatinga Enclaves Moist Forests. These patches of moist forest are surrounded by a "sea" of arid scrub forest and savanna. Called brejos by local people, the forests are found mostly in four major island formations, known as enclaves. So distinct are these enclaves that some species of plants, amphibians, and birds live only in one of the patches and nowhere else on Earth!
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil
Area:1,215,998 acres (492,097 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder