Yucatán moist forests

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Yucatán moist forests
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Forests surrounding the ancient Maya city of Cobá in the northeast of the Yucatán peninsula.
Biome Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Area 69,700 km2 (26,900 sq mi)
Countries southeastern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize
Conservation status Vulnerable[1]

The Yucatán moist forests are an ecoregion of the Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests Biome, as defined by the World Wildlife Fund.

It is found in the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico, northern Guatemala, and northern Belize.[1]

The ecoregion has little topographic relief, covers an area of 69,700 square kilometres (26,900 sq mi), and has tropical humid climate and a high biodiversity.[1] Although some protection exists, the ecoregion is under threat by logging and cattle farming.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Yucatán moist forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2013-08-20.