Natural forest formations



Forest cover map

Holdridge (1975) distinguishes several environmental life zones in Guatemala, the main ones being "subtropical wet forest", "subtropical moist forest", "subtropical low montane wet forest", "subtropical low montane moist forest", "subtropical montane wet forest", "subtropical montane moist forest", "subtropical dry forest", "subtropical rain forest" and "subtropical low montane rain forest".

The above map is an extract from the Global Forest Cover map produced as part of FRA 2000. Please refer to FRA Working Paper 19 for a background to the production of the map.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Map source: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000, base map: ESRI

last updated:  Wednesday, December 14, 2011