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Baltic mixed forests
Krogenberg Hegn, Denmark Photograph by Dana Nau
Where Northern Europe: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Poland Biome Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
45,000 square miles (116,600 square kilometers) -- about the size of Pennsylvania Critical/Endangered · Location and General Description · Biodiversity Features · Current Status · Threats · Ecoregion Justification · References More Photos
Location and General Description
Current Status Types and Severity of Threats
Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
The Baltic mixed forests ecoregion is equivalent to the DMEER (2000) unit of the same name. The ecoregion is predominantly composed of the lowland to submontane beech and mixed beech forests (Bohn et al. 2000) on the eastern side of the Danish peninsula and to the north of the Elbe and Oder Rivers.
Davis, S.D., V.H. Heywood, and A.C. Hamilton. 1994. Centres of plant diversity. Vol. 1: Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia and Middle East. WWF and IUCN, Washington DC.
Digital Map of European Ecological Regions (DMEER), Version 2000/05
Heath, M.F., and M.I. Evans, editors. 2000. Important bird areas in Europe: Priority sites for conservation. 2 vols. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.
Heinzel, H., R. Fitter, and J. Parslow. 1977. Pareys Vogelbuch - Alle Vögel Europas, Nordafrikas und des mittleren Ostens. Aufl. Verl. P. Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.
IUCN 2000: The Global Redlist of Species, of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. URL: <http://www.redlist.org>
Ozenda, P. 1994. Végétation du Continent Européen. Delachaux et Niestlé, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Wheatley, N. 2000. Where to watch birds in Europe and Russia. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.
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All text by World Wildlife Fund © 2001