Azores temperate mixed forests

WWF Abstract

Rising from the floor of the North Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of miles from any continent, are the Azores--a set of volcanic islands that house the Azores Temperate Mixed Forests ecoregion. The islands are home to dense evergreen forests, damp cloud forests, and short "elfin" forests that reach no taller than 3 feet (1 m). Despite the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that are common here, bats, birds, and all other biodiversity have adapted to life on these isolated volcanic islands.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Portugal
Area:639,998 acres (258,998 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo
Ilhéu da Praia - Ilha Graciosa
Ilhéu da Vila e Costa Adjacente - Ilha de Stª. Maria
Ilhéu de Baixo - Ilha Graciosa
Ilhéu do topo e Costa Adjacente - Ilha de S. Jorge
Lajes do Pico - Ilha do Pico
Pico da Vara / Ribeira do Guilherme - Ilha de S. Miguel
Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico
Ponta das Contendas - Ilha Terceira
Zona Central do Pico - Ilha do Pico
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder