Northwest Canadian Taiga, Lakes, & Wetlands 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.

  • 63,082
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 93%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The Northwest Canadian Taiga bioregion, located in the west of the Canadian Boreal subrealm in the Subarctic America (Nearctic) realm, is the region lying between the Greater Yukon to the west and the Canadian Shield to the east, covering roughly half of the Northwest Territories in Canada. It consists of two large ecoregions – Muskwa-Slave Lake Taiga (378), Northwest Territories Taiga (381) – and includes Great Bear Lake, one of the largest lakes in North America, along with many wetlands.

The Northwest Canadian Taiga, Lakes, & Wetlands bioregion is part of the Canadian Boreal subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Northwest Territories Taiga (2) Muskwa-Slave Lake Taiga.

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