Mexican Subtropical 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.

  • 24
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 88%
    Protection Target
  • 10
    Protection Level

The Mexican Islands bioregion, located in the Pacific Ocean at the top of the Central America (Neotropical) realm, includes the Islas Revillagigedo just below the Baja California Peninsula as well as Clipperton Island farther south. These islands consist of tropical dry forest and shrublands with two ecoregions – Islas Revillagigedo Dry Forests (533), Clipperton Island Shrub and Grasslands (568) – as well as an important marine protected area proposed for the waters surrounding Clipperton Island. The total land area of this bioregion is approximately 24,000 hectares.

The Mexican Subtropical Islands bioregion is part of the Central America subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Islas Revillagigedo Dry Forests (2) Clipperton Island Shrub and Grasslands.

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