Coral Sea & New Caledonia 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.

  • 1,902
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 76%
    Protection Target
  • 7
    Protection Level

The Coral Sea bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, extends from the Great Barrier Reef to the New Caledonia Islands, encompassing most of the Coral Sea and sharing much of the reef’s rich biodiversity. The New Caledonia islands are mostly covered in tropical rainforest, with dry forests along the main island’s west coast. The bioregion has two ecoregions – New Caledonia Dry Forests [1], New Caledonia Rain Forests [2] – with a total land area of nearly 2 million hectares.

The Coral Sea & New Caledonia Islands bioregion is part of the Australasian Islands & Eastern Indonesia subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: New Caledonia Dry Forests [1], New Caledonia Rain Forests [2]. 

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