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Sulawesi & Maluku 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.

  • 25,508
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 6
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 75%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The Sulawesi & Maluku bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, consist of a large group of Indonesian islands surrounding the Molucca and Banda Seas. Sulawesi, to the west, is the largest island of the group with two major gulfs. The Maluku, to the east, are an archipelago of islands separated from New Guinea by the Halmahera and Seram Seas. The islands are dominated by rainforests with moist deciduous forest in the south, and the bioregion consists of six ecoregions – Sulawesi Montane Rainforests [1], Sulawesi Lowland Rainforests [2], Buru Rainforests [3], Halmahera Rainforests [4], Seram Rainforests [5], Banda Sea Islands Moist Deciduous Forests [6] – totaling approximately 25.5 million hectares of land area. 

The Sulawesi & Maluku Islands bioregion is part of the Australasian Islands & Eastern Indonesia subrealm and is made up of six ecoregions: Sulawesi Montane Rainforests [1], Sulawesi Lowland Rainforests [2], Buru Rainforests [3], Halmahera Rainforests [4], Seram Rainforests [5], Banda Sea Islands Moist Deciduous Forests [6]. 

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