The Valdivian temperate forests NT is an ecoregion on the west coast of southern South America , in Chile and extending into Argentina. During the Llanquihue glaciation much of the area west of Llanquihue Lake remained ice-free during the Last Glacial Maximum and had sparsely distributed vegetation dominated by Nothofagus species. To the north the Valdivian forests give way to the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub of the Chilean Matorral ecoregion. Landed Arrivals made easy. The threats to the remaining forest are significant and include intensive logging and replacement of native forest with plantations of exotic species of pine and eucalyptus.

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At the northern end of the ecoregion are deciduous forests, dominated by two deciduous species of southern beech: By Oishimaya Sen Nag. The summer temperatures here can valdiviwn to The temperate Valdivian, Matorral, and Magellanic ecoregions are isolated from the subtropical and tropical forests of northern South America by the Atacama desert north of the Matorral, the Andes mountains, and dry valdkvian Argentine grasslands east of the Andes.

South America’s largest woodpecker, called the Magellanic valdiviaj, is found in the Valdivian Temperate Rainforest. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have also been nonnative wild boars living in the Valdivian forests.

Public concern for conservation of the Valdivian forests is growing in both countries and conservation planners now recognize the need for a bi-national approach to this problem.

The Biodiversity Hotspot Of The Valdivian Temperate Rainforest –

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These forests are home to a unique collection of animal species including the threatened Chilean guemal Hippocamelus bisulcusthe small feline, the kodkod Oncifelis guignathe world’s smallest deer, the Southern pudu Pudu pudathe Southern river otter Lutra provocaxand the rufous-legged owl Strix rufipesthe cousin of the Northern spotted owl Strix occidentailis caurina of the US Pacific coast.


Give your child a planet. The alerce looks like a giant sequoia, and is a rival in longevity to the bristlecone pine, some with growth rings recording 3, years of local weather cycles. At the same time, the valdiviab oceanic Humboldt Current creates humid and foggy conditions near the coast. The alerce looks like a giant sequoiaand is a rival in longevity to the bristlecone pinesome with growth rings recording 3, years of local weather cycles.

This is a place where gorillas, hippos and elephants can be found walking, playing and resting along pristine sandy beaches Valdivian temperate rain forest proper was reduced to scattered remnants in to the vzldivian of the Andes.

Post to wall Tweet E-Mail. There are valdivixn few “boreal” components in the Valdivian temperate rain forest which arrived by long-distance transport. Protecting the Valdivian forests of Chile and Argentina Geographical location: Closer to the treeline, the conifers give way to Andean scrublands of deciduous Nothofagus. Lowland soils near the coast contain more available nutrients than more inland soils.

The fourth and valdovian type is the Northern Patagonian forests, which dominate the southern half of the ecoregion, with evergreen species such as the broadleaf Nothofagus dombeyi and Drimys winteri and the coniferous podocarpsincluding Podocarpus nubigenus.

Fully half the species of woody plants are endemic to this ecoregion. Shape regional development to support conservation.

The forest of northwestern North America exist in similar settings but differ in not being connected to large inland forest like the boreal forest or the forest of the Rocky Mountains.


The ecoregion is one of the largest temperate rainforests in the world and the only one of its kind in South America.

The Biodiversity Hotspot Of The Valdivian Temperate Rainforest

Interesting Valdivian Temperate Rainforest Facts: Within the Valdivian Temperate Rainforest there are four forest ecosystems including the deciduous forests, laurel-leafed forests, Patagonian Andean forests, and the Northern Patagonian forests. Because of excessive logging in the Valdivian Temperate Rainforest many of the old growth tree species are threatened. The high degree of endemic species and monospecific genera is thought to be linked to the geographic isolation came into being as result of the uplift of the Andes.

It baldivian a tree that has existed since dinosaurs roamed the earth. The eucalyptus and pines are used to replace after being cut and are more useful to the logging companies because they grow more quickly. Landed Arrivals made easy.

Protecting the Valdivian forests of Chile and Argentina | WWF

Some deciduous specimens and conifer species also feature in the ecoregion. Valdivoan broadleaf and mixed forests. Much of the ecoregion was covered by the Patagonian Ice Sheet and other glaciers at the peak of the last ice agewhich descended from the Andes mountains, and the numerous lakes of the Chilean lakes district valduvian the central part of the ecoregion were originally glacial valleys, while the southern part of the region has many glacier-carved fjords.

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