Canadian Shield & Coastal Taiga-Forests bioregion
- 325,135Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 6Number of Ecoregions
- 97%Protection Target
- 1Protection Level
The Canadian Shield bioregion, located in the Canadian Boreal Forests subrealm in the Subarctic America (Nearctic) realm, consists of the great boreal forests spanning across North America, from the Northwest Territories to the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of six ecoregions – Central Canadian Shield Forests (370), Eastern Canadian Boreal Forests (373), Eastern Canadian Shield Taiga (374), Midwest Canadian Shield Forests (377), Northern Canadian Shield Taiga (379), Southern Hudson Bay Taiga (382) – and includes the marine areas of James Bay, Labrador Sea, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The total land area of this bioregion is approximately 325 million hectares.
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