St. Helena & Ascension Islands bioregion
- 22Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 2Number of Ecoregions
- 100%Protection Target
- 3Protection Level
The St. Helena & Ascension bioregion, located in the Equatorial Afrotropics, comprises a grouping of small volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean more than 800 nautical miles from the Gulf of Guinea. With two ecoregions -- St. Helena Scrub and Woodlands , Ascension Scrub and Grasslands  -- it has a land area of approximately 22,000 hectares. The surrounding waters are rich with biodiversity and serve as a critical stopping place for migratory species, and it has one of the largest nesting populations of green sea turtles.
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