Amsterdam-Saint Paul Islands Bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 7
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 1
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 99%
    Protection Target
  • 10
    Protection Level

The Amsterdam-Saint Paul bioregion, located in the far south of the Indian Ocean, is at the furthest edge of the Afrotropics realm, at the transition between the Indomalayan and Antarctic realms. Its two islands are dominated by temperate grasslands with one single ecoregion—Amsterdam-Saint Paul Islands Temperate Grasslands (67)—and adjacent marine areas. It is an especially important breeding area for an array of birds, as well as fur seals, elephant seals, and rockhopper penguins.

The Amsterdam-Saint Paul bioregion is part of the Madagascar & Eastern Afrotropics subrealm and is made up of one ecoregion: Amsterdam-Saint Paul Islands Temperate Grasslands [1].

Learn more about the Amsterdam-Saint Paul Islands ecoregion below.

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