East Australian Temperate Forests & Mountain Shrublands 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.

  • 56,635
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 6
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 36%
    Protection Target
  • 6
    Protection Level

The East Australian Temperate bioregion, located in the Australia subrealm, stretches the length of the continent’s east coast and includes Tasmania. It is dominated almost entirely by temperate broadleaf forests with a pocket of alpine grasslands at the top of the Australian Alps. The bioregion contains six ecoregions—Eastern Australian Temperate Forests [168], Southeast Australia Temperate Forests [176], Tasmanian Central Highland   Forests [177], Tasmanian Temperate Forests [178], Tasmanian Temperate Rainforests [179], Australian Alps Montane Grasslands [193]—and adjacent marine areas in the Tasman Sea. Its total land area is more than 56 million hectares.

The East Australian Temperate Forests & Mountain Shrublands bioregion is part of the Australia subrealm and is made up of six ecoregions: Eastern Australian Temperate Forests [1], Southeast Australia Temperate Forests [2], Australian Alps Montane Grasslands [3], Tasmanian Temperate Rainforests [4], Tasmanian Central Highland Forests [5], Tasmanian Temperate Forests [6]. 

Learn more about each of the ​East Australian Temperate Forests & Montane ecoregions below.

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