Greater Australian Interior Desert & Shrublands bioregion
- 325,462Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 8Number of Ecoregions
- 84%Protection Target
- 2Protection Level
The Greater Australian Interior bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, represents a huge expanse of desert and dry shrublands with the famous Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in the center of the continent, a site that is sacred to its Indigenous people. The bioregion contains eight distinct ecoregions – Western Australian Mulga Shrublands , Great Sandy-Tanami Desert , Gibson Desert , Great Victoria Desert , Nullarbor Plains Xeric Shrublands , Central Ranges Xeric Scrub , Tirari-Stuart Stony Desert , Simpson Desert  – with a total area of more than 325 million hectares.
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