Patagonia Steppe & Low Mountains 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.

  • 93,076
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 54%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The Patagonia Steppe bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, incorporates most of the temperate grassland biome of South America, between the Andes Mountains to the west and the Espinal drylands to the east. The bioregion contains two ecoregions – Low Monte (577), Patagonian Steppe (578) – and includes the Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) and adjacent marine areas in the southern Atlantic Ocean. The total land area of this bioregion is approximately 93 million hectares.

The Patagonia Steppe & Low Mountains bioregion is part of the South American Grasslands subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Patagonian Steppe (2) Low Monte.

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