West Australian Dry Coastal Shrublands (AU6) | One Earth

West Australian Dry Coastal Shrublands 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.

  • 26,377
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 91%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The West Australian bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, includes the dry shrublands on the continent’s west coast, from Shark Bay to the beginning of Eighty Mile Beach in the northwest. It contains two ecoregions – Carnarvon Xeric Shrublands [1], Pilbara Shrublands [2] – and adjacent marine areas in the Indian Ocean. The total land area of this bioregion is more than 26 million hectares.

The West Australian Dry Coastal Shrublands bioregion is part of the Australia subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: Carnarvon Xeric Shrublands [1], Pilbara Shrublands [2].

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