South Australian Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands & Scrub (AU5) | One Earth

South Australian Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands & Scrub 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.

  • 61,867
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 8
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 54%
    Protection Target
  • 3
    Protection Level

The South Australian Mediterranean bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, consists mostly of woodlands and shrublands covering much of the length of Australia’s southern and western coastline, from St. Vincent Gulf to Shark Bay. The bioregion contains eight ecoregions – Southwest Australia Savanna [1], Southwest Australia Woodlands [2], Jarrah-Karri Forest and Shrublands [3], Esperance Mallee [4], Coolgardie Woodlands [5], Hampton Mallee and Woodlands [6], Eyre and Yorke Mallee [7], Flinders-Lofty Montane Woodlands [8] – and adjacent marine areas in the Great Australian Bight and Indian Ocean. 

The South Australian Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands & Scrub bioregion is part of the Australia subrealm and is made up of eight ecoregions: Southwest Australia Savanna [1], Southwest Australia Woodlands [2], Jarrah-Karri Forest and Shrublands [3], Esperance Mallee [4], Coolgardie Woodlands [5], Hampton Mallee and Woodlands [6], Eyre and Yorke Mallee [7], Flinders-Lofty Montane Woodlands [8].

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