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North Australian Tropical Savannas 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.

  • 168,381
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 6
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 84%
    Protection Target
  • 2
    Protection Level

The North Australian Tropical bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, consists entirely of tropical savannas covering the north of the continent, excluding Cape York in the north of Queensland. The bioregion contains six ecoregions – Kimberly Tropical Savanna [1], Victoria Plains Tropical Savanna [2], Arnhem Land Tropical Savanna [3], Carpentaria Tropical Savanna [4], Mitchell Grass Downs [5], Einasleigh Upland Savanna [6] – and adjacent marine areas in the Timor Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria. It has a total land area of more than 168 million hectares.

The North Australian Tropical Savannas bioregion is part of the Australia subrealm and is made up of six ecoregions: Kimberly Tropical Savanna [1], Victoria Plains Tropical Savanna [2], Arnhem Land Tropical Savanna [3], Carpentaria Tropical Savanna [4], Mitchell Grass Downs [5], Einasleigh Upland Savanna [6].

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