Vanuatu Islands bioregion
- 1,323Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 1Number of Ecoregions
- 77%Protection Target
- 1Protection Level
The Vanuatu Islands bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, is an archipelago of over 80 islands just to the east of New Caledonia and the Coral Sea, marking the beginning of the South Pacific Ocean and the southern grouping of islands in Melanesia. These islands, totaling more than 1 million hectares of land, are dominated by one ecoregion – Vanuatu Rainforests  – which are the product of one of the world’s most prolific seed dispersers, the flying fox. The area is rich with marine life, including 4000 species of marine mollusks.
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