Vanuatu Islands (AU11) | One Earth

Vanuatu 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.

  • 1,323
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 1
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 77%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection 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 [1] – 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.

The Vanuatu Islands bioregion is part of the Australasian Islands & Eastern Indonesia subrealm and is made up of one ecoregion: Vanuatu Rainforests [1].

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