Chiapas Depression dry forests

WWF Abstract

The Chiapas Depression is a dry forest valley in southern Mexico and western Guatemala, cut by the Alto Grijalva River system and surrounded by mountainous terrain and pine-oak forests. Great variations in altitude create amazingly diverse habitats for nearly 1,000 different dry adapted plant species. Many of the plants and animals that live here can be found nowhere else on Earth. And because this region lies on a convergence zone for species from the Caribbean side and Pacific side of the continental divide, it contains an unusual mix of species that come from both of these areas.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico
Area:3,455,999 acres (1,398,593 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

El Ocote Ecological Reserve Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder