Araya and Paria xeric scrub

WWF Abstract

Located on the northernmost tip of Venezuela, this ecoregion covers a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the Caribbean Sea. It has two arms: the arid landscapes and colorful salt lakes of Araya to the west and the mosaics of scrub and bamboo forests of Paria to the east. The ecoregion also includes Isla Margarita, Isla Cubagua, and Isla Coche, just north in the Caribbean Sea. Along the coast, sandy beaches are lined with fishing villages, resorts, coconut palms, and mangroves. The interior is composed of scrub desert, deciduous thorn woodland, pastures, and farmland.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Venezuela
Area:1,279,998 acres (517,997 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Kronstadt Island Wildlife Sanctuary
Mochima National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder