East Australian Mediterranean Woodlands & Temperate Savannas (AU4) | One Earth

East Australian Mediterranean Woodlands & Temperate Savannas 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.

  • 76,438
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 4
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 67%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The East Australian Mediterranean bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, is situated between the coastal forests to the east and the continent’s great interior deserts to the west. It is a largely Mediterranean woodland biome but is tightly interconnected with the continent’s southeastern temperate savanna. The bioregion contains four ecoregions – Australian Alps Montane Grasslands [1], Southeast Australia Temperate Savanna [2], Murray-Darling Woodlands and Mallee [3], Naracoorte Woodlands [4] – including Kangaroo Island and adjacent marine areas in Long Bay and below. Its total land area is more than 76 million hectares.

The East Australian Mediterranean Woodlands & Temperate Savannas bioregion is part of the Australia subrealm and is made up of four ecoregions: Australian Alps Montane Grasslands [1], Southeast Australia Temperate Savanna [2], Murray-Darling Woodlands and Mallee [3], Naracoorte Woodlands [4]. 

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