Cloud forest

A cloud forest, also called a fog forest, is a generally tropical or subtropical evergreen montane moist forest characterized by a persistent, frequent or seasonal low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level. (wiki)

Connected Sites

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Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Canaima National Park the cloud forest on the low tepui of Sierra de Lema is one of the most richly endemic areas (UNEP-WCMC)
Darien National Park
Galapagos Islands An unusual form of cloud forest is found between 1500m and 1700m on the mountains and volcanoes of the larger islands (UNEP-WCMC)
Garajonay dense dominant cloud forest of El Cedro (UNEP-WCMC)
Komodo National Park A quasi cloud-forest occurs above 500m on pinnacles (UNEP-WCMC)
Laurisilva of Madeira laurel forest (laurisilva), a type of mountain cloud forest (UNEP-WCMC)
Lorentz National Park The mid-montane zone which is known as cloud or mossy forest, is dominated by Nothofagus species and starts about 1,500m (UNEP-WCMC)
Machu Picchu The ruins rise just above cloud forest (UNEP-WCMC)
Manu National Park
Pitons of Reunion
Redwood Temperate cloud forest
Rio Abiseo National Park The cloud forest is considered a relic of the preglacial Huallaga Pleistocene refugium, and the reason for the area's high degree of diversity and endemism (UNEP-WCMC)
Sangay National Park
Te Wahipounamu Temperate cloud forest (Fiordland)
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley presence of one of the few areas of cloud forest that are located in Mexico (wiki)
Yakushima Temperate cloud forest

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