Southeast Indonesian Dry Forest Islands (AU15) | One Earth

Southeast Indonesian Dry Forest Islands 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.

  • 8,392
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 3
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 44%
    Protection Target
  • 2
    Protection Level

The Southeast Indonesian bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, includes most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, of long chain of volcanic islands running along the Flores and Savu Seas, from Timor-Leste to the Lombok Strait that divides the Australasian and Indomalayan realms. This bioregion is dominated by tropical dry forests with three ecoregions – Sumba Deciduous Forests [1], Lesser Sundas Deciduous Forests [2], Timor and Wetar Deciduous Forests [3] – totaling more than 8 million hectares of land area.

The Southeast Indonesian Dry Forest Islands bioregion is part of the Australasian Islands & Eastern Indonesia subrealm and is made up of three ecoregions: Sumba Deciduous Forests [1], Lesser Sundas Deciduous Forests [2], Timor and Wetar Deciduous Forests [3].

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