Chilean Matorral Shrublands & Savanna 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.

  • 14,884
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 1
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 28%
    Protection Target
  • 0
    Protection Level

The Chilean Matorral, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, is South America’s only Mediterranean biome, a mix of hardwoods, shrubs, cacti, and grassland. It occupies a narrow band along the central coast of Chile and is made up of one single ecoregion – Chilean Matorral (596) – and includes many alpine lakes and adjacent marine areas in the Pacific Ocean. The land area of this bioregion is nearly 15 million hectares.

The Chilean Matorral Shrublands & Savanna bioregion is part of the Andes & Pacific Coast subrealm and is made up of one ecoregion: (1) Chilean Matorral.

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