Iconic Species

Iconic Species of One Earth's Bioregions

An iconic species is a charismatic and ecologically significant animal selected to represent the unique biogeographical diversity of each bioregion in One Earth's Bioregions Framework. Iconic species often play a critical role in their ecosystems—either as umbrella species, keystone species, indicator species, or ecosystem engineers.

Discover your bioregion's iconic species

The African forest elephant is the iconic species of the Gulf Of Guinea Coastal Forests & Mangroves bioregion (AT17) | Shutterstock 264593645