Table 3

Ecological systems that overlap vertebrate endemic areas and irreplaceable areas.

Ecological system

Percent of endemic area covered by system

Percent of irreplaceable areas covered by system

Percent of study area covered by system

Percent of system range that is protected


Montane pluvial forest of the Yungas

35.7

1.3

1.7

34

Lower montane pluvial forest and palm grove of the Yungas

16.1

9.3

3.5

41

Montane humid pluviseasonal forest of the Yungas

14.9

6.3

1.1

13

Upper montane pluvial forest of the Yungas

10.4

1.4

0.6

22

Upper montane pluviseasonal forest of the Yungas

5.2

2.6

0.6

9

Converted lands

4.6

14.7

6.0

4

Low montane subhumid pluviseasonal forest of the southern Yungas

3.3

0.8

0.6

16

Lower montane humid pluviseasonal forest of the Yungas

3.3

2.3

0.8

18

Southwestern Amazon subandean evergreen forest

2.8

5.2

5.9

42

High-Andean and upper montane pluvial grassland and shrubland of the Yungas

2.3

3.4

0.4

30

Western Amazon subandean evergreen forest

0.0

12.6

5.0

38

Southwestern Amazon piedmont forest

0.0

7.4

2.6

39

Southwestern Amazon subandean evergreen seasonal forest

0.0

5.6

1.7

48

Western Amazon semideciduous azonal forest

0.0

5.4

1.0

1

Lower montane humid pluviseasonal forest of the Yungas

0.0

2.3

0.8

18

Lower montane pluvial forest of the Condor Mountain Range

0.0

2.0

0.2

42


Systems shown cover at least 2% of vertebrate endemic (2,7676 km2) or irreplaceable areas (150,500 km2); ordered by coverage of endemic areas.

Swenson et al. BMC Ecology 2012 12:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-1

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