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 (Nearctic) 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 total land area of this bioregion is approximately 217 million hectares, about one-quarter the size of Australia. Of that, approximately 47.5 million is tundra. 

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

One Earth is dedicated to mobilizing philanthropic capital to protect the ecosystems and peoples of Subarctic America. Visit the Project Marketplace to explore projects in this realm that need your support. Learn more about each of the Greenland ecoregions below.

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