Juan Fernández & Desventuradas Islands bioregion
- 16Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 2Number of Ecoregions
- 94%Protection Target
- 9Protection 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.
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