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Table 5 Terrestrial ecological systems having less than 2% protection in the study area

From: Plant and animal endemism in the eastern Andean slope: challenges to conservation

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