Baja California & Southern Deserts 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.

  • 45,428
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 5
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 56%
    Protection Target
  • 6
    Protection Level

The Baja California bioregion, located within the larger Mexican Drylands subrealm of Northern America, includes most of the Baja Peninsula and the scorching deserts of southern California. The bioregion contains four ecoregions – Baja California Desert (426), Gulf of California Xeric Scrub (431), Mojave Desert (433), Sonoran Desert (435) – and adjacent marine areas in the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. The total land area of this bioregion is approximately 45 million hectares.

The Baja California & Southern Deserts bioregion is part of the Mexican Drylands subrealm and is made up of four ecoregions: (1) Mojave Desert (2) Sonoran Desert (3) Baja California Desert (4) Gulf of California Xeric Scrub.

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