Southeastern Australia

  • Scientific Code
  • Ecoregion Category
  • Size
    44,600 square miles
  • Status
  • Habitats

Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
Justification for ecoregion delineation: The Esperance Mallee ecoregion includes two IBRAs, the ‘Mallee’ and the ‘Esperance Plains’ regions (Thackway and Cresswell 1995). This ecoregion is part of the ‘South-west Botanical Province’ Centre of Plant Diversity, and includes both the ‘Roe’ and ‘Eyre’ Districts (Beard 1995). The Esperance Mallee also represents the eastern extension of the ‘South-west Australia’ Endemic Bird Area (Stattersfield et al. 1998). Vegetation is predominately shrublands and open shrublands of mallee and the climate is mediterranean.

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.

Stattersfield, A. J., M. J. Crosby, A. J. Long, and D. C. Wedge. 1998. Endemic Bird Areas of the World. Priorities for biodiversity conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 7. BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Prepared by: Angas Hopkins
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