South Florida rocklands

WWF Abstract

Amidst the hustle and bustle of urbanized South Florida there is a hidden treasure that gives us a rare glimpse of years past. A step into the pine forests of the South Florida Rocklands is a step back to a time when frequent lightning fires created a unique and fascinating subtropical habitat dominated by slash pines and palmettos. In the patches of pine forest that remain, you can still find hundreds of different species of trees and shrubs covered with a bounty of orchids, bromeliads, ferns, and vines. Many of these plants are endemic, and they provide homes to a multitude of animals from beautiful tree snails to the rare and endangered Florida panther.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:United States
Area:512,000 acres (207,199 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Big Cypress National Preserve
Biscayne National Park
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder