Yungas Road through the Bolivian Yungas
|Biome||Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest|
|Area||90,500 km2 (34,900 sq mi)|
|Countries||Bolivia and Peru|
The ecoregion occurs in elevations ranging from 400 to 3,500 metres (1,300 to 11,500 ft) on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Bolivia. It forms a transition zone between the Southwest Amazon moist forests to the northeast and the Central Andean puna and wet puna to the southeast.
Mammals found in this ecoregion include the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus), Geoffroy’s cat (Leopardus geoffroyi), lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris), jaguar (Panthera onca), jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi), pacarana (Dinomys branickii), and brocket deer (Mazama chunyi).
Interesting bird species include the diademed tapaculo (Scytalopus schulenbergi), green-capped tanager (Tangara meyerdeschauenseei), Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus), and southern helmeted curassow (Pauxi unicornis).
Steep terrain, high precipitation, and difficult access have kept much of this ecoregion in a natural state. Protected areas include:
- Carrasco National Park
- Madidi National Park
- Amboró National Park
- Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory
- Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve and Communal Lands
- "Bolivian Yungas". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.