Anatolian conifer and deciduous mixed forests

WWF Abstract

The Anatolian Conifer and Deciduous Mixed Forests ecoregion is made up of evergreen forests, coastal lakes, marshes, mud flats, and sand dunes, which provide habitat for a large number of plants and animals. A wildlife reserve in the southern portion of this ecoregion provides sanctuary for many species that have faced habitat loss in other areas. Brown bears, for example, are sent to this reserve from all over Turkey for rehabilitation. One of the most common reasons a bear ends up in the rehabilitation center is their marketability as pets. Performing bears, often called "dancing bears," were once a common site in many Turkish cities. However, officials have begun to crack down on this illegal trade. These bears, usually cubs whose mothers have been shot, are taken by the rehabilitation center for eventual reintroduction to the wild Anatolian forests that they normally inhabit.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Turkey
Area:21,311,999 acres (8,624,660 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