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Peninsular Malaysian & Sumatran Tropical Rainforests 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.

  • 61,361
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 10
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 54%
    Protection Target
  • 2
    Protection Level

The Peninsular Malaysian & Sumatran Tropical Rainforests bioregion is located in the Southeast Asian Forests subrealm of Indomalaya and contains 10 ecoregions – Mentawai Islands Rainforests [1], Sumatran Montane Rainforests [2], Sumatran Lowland Rainforests [3], Sumatran Tropical Pine Forests [4], Sumatran Freshwater Swamp Forests [5], Sumatran Peat Swamp Forests [6], Peninsular Malaysian Rainforests [7], Peninsular Malaysian Peat Swamp Forests [8], Peninsular Malaysian Montane Rainforests [9], Sunda Shelf Mangroves [10] — totaling nearly 62 million hectares of land area with extensive surrounding marine areas. 

The Peninsular Malaysian & Sumatran Tropical Rainforests bioregion is part of the Indomalaya subrealm and is made up of 10 ecoregions: Mentawai Islands Rainforests [1], Sumatran Montane Rainforests [2], Sumatran Lowland Rainforests [3], Sumatran Tropical Pine Forests [4], Sumatran Freshwater Swamp Forests [5], Sumatran Peat Swamp Forests [6], Peninsular Malaysian Rainforests [7], Peninsular Malaysian Peat Swamp Forests [8], Peninsular Malaysian Montane Rainforests [9], Sunda Shelf Mangroves [10].

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