Western Australia

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  • Size
    53,100 square miles
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Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
Justification for ecoregion delineation: The Coogardie Woodlands ecoregion comprises the ‘Coolgardie’ IBRA (Thackway and Cresswell 1995), and consist of mallee scrub and woodlands, transitional from the mediterranean to desert climatic zones. This ecoregion is part of the ‘South-west Botanical Province’ Centre of Plant Diversity, and corresponds to the ‘Southwestern Interzone’ region (Beard 1995).

Beard, J.S. 1995. South-west Botanical Province. Pages 484–489 in S.D. Davis, V.H. Heywood and A.C. Hamilton, editors. Centres of plant diversity. Volume 2. Asia, Australasia, and the Pacific. WWF/IUCN, IUCN Publications Unit, Cambridge, UK.

Thackway, R., and I.D. Cresswell, editors. 1995. An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia: a framework for establishing the national system of reserves, Version 4.0. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.

Prepared by: Angas Hopkins
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