Greenland 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.

  • 47,573
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 48%
    Protection Target
  • 10
    Protection Level

Greenland, located in the Subarctic America realm, is the world’s largest island, and this bioregion consists entirely of ice-covered land, coastal tundra, and sea ice with two ecoregions—Kalaallit Nunaat Arctic Steppe [417] and Kalaallit Nunaat High Arctic Tundra [418]—including adjacent marine areas. 

The Greenland bioregion is part of the Greenland subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: Kalaallit Nunaat Arctic Steppe [1] and Kalaallit Nunaat High Arctic Tundra [2].

Learn more about each of the Greenland ecoregions below.

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