Juan Fernández & Desventuradas Islands (NT7) Juan Fernández & Desventuradas Islands (NT7)

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Juan Fernández & Desventuradas Islands 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.

  • 16
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 94%
    Protection Target
  • 9
    Protection Level

This small group of islands off the coast of Chile, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, make up a unique bioregion, consisting of temperate broadleaf forests and grasslands containing many endemic plant species. It also includes the rocky Desventuradas Islands, two ecoregions in total – Juan Fernández Islands Temperate Forests (560), San Félix-San Ambrosio Islands Temperate Forests (562) – and the surrounding marine areas, which contain a unique mix of tropical, subtropical, and temperate marine species and were recently designated as one of the largest marine parks in the Americas. The land area of this bioregion is nearly 16,000 hectares.

The Juan Fernández & Desventuradas Islands bioregion is part of the Andes & Pacific Coast subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Juan Fernández Islands Temperate Forests (2) San Félix-San Ambrosio Islands Temperate Forests.

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