Table 5

Terrestrial ecological systems having less than 2% protection in the study area

Ecological system

Area (ha)

Percent of study Area

Area protected (ha)

Percent protected


Complex of non-alkaline savannas of the Beni transitional to the Cerrado

2,221,743

1.8

459

0

Cerrado complex of the northern Beni

1,766,905

1.4

0

0

Western Amazon semideciduous azonal forest

1,276,552

1.0

14,533

1

Complex of non-alkaline savannas of the Beni

585,143

0.5

0

0

Central-south Amazon Palm dominated forest

578,331

0.5

0

0

Chiquitania and Beni seasonally flooded herbaceous oligotrophic savanna

506,966

0.4

0

0

Beni seasonally flooded palm grove and savanna of the alkaline flatlands

226,672

0.2

6

0

Chiquitania and Beni "Cerradão"

214,452

0.2

0

< 1

Beni seasonally flooded herbaceous mesotrophic savanna

208,539

0.2

217

< 1

Montane interandean xeric forest and shrubland of the Yungas

205,749

0.2

40

< 1

Interandean xeric scrub of the Yungas

152,396

0.1

0

0

Beni and Chiquitania open hydrophytic savanna

145,912

0.1

0

0

Lower montane xeric forest and shrubland of the northern Yungas

137,919

0.1

101

< 1

Beni mixed-water riparian vegetation and forests complex

120,637

0.1

0

0

Northern Yungas dry submontane complex

95,189

0.1

0

0

Cerrado hydrophytic savannah with termite mounds

63,280

0.1

0

0

Chiquitania and Beni semideciduous subhumid forest

48,789

< 0.1

0

0

Beni clear and dark-water riparian forests and vegetation complex

35,684

< 0.1

0

0

Central-south Amazon ridges lithomorphic scrub

21,028

< 0.1

0

0

Northern Yungas dry montane and submontane complex

19,602

< 0.1

0

0

Yungas ridge pluviseasonal forest

16,994

< 0.1

325

1

Montane lithomorphic vegetation of the Yungas

10,296

< 0.1

0

0

Western Beni seasonally flooded thorn forest of the alkaline flatlands

10,009

< 0.1

0

0

Upper montane pluvial Polylepis forest of the Yungas

8423

< 0.1

73

1


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

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