Antarctic Peninsula & Scotia Sea (AN2) Antarctic Peninsula & Scotia Sea (AN2) Antarctic Peninsula & Scotia Sea (AN2)

Image credit: (1) Mogens Trolle (2) Nomis Simon (3) Mogens Trolle

Antarctic Peninsula & Scotia Sea 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.

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    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 7
    Number of Ecoregions
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    Protection Target
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    Protection Level

The Antarctic Peninsula bioregion protrudes 1,300 km from West Antarctica towards the Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America. The rocky coasts of the peninsula have the mildest climate in Antarctica and are free of snow in the summer months, supporting an abundance of land and marine biodiversity. The bioregion contains seven ecoregions—Central South Antarctic Peninsula (118), Northeast Antarctic Peninsula Tundra (126), Northwest Antarctic Peninsula Tundra (127), Prince Charles Mountains Tundra (128), Scotia Sea Islands Tundra (129), South Antarctic Peninsula Tundra (130), South Orkney Islands Tundra (131).

Learn more about each of the Antarctic Peninsula & Scotia Sea ecoregions below.

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