Northwestern Australia

  • Scientific Code
  • Ecoregion Category
  • Size
    317,800 square miles
  • Status
    Relatively Stable/Intact
  • Habitats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation

The Great Sandy-Tanami Desert ecoregion is a vast area including three IBRAs: ‘Little Sandy Desert’, ‘Great Sandy Desert’, and ‘Tanami’ (Thackway and Cresswell 1995). The region consists of desert sandridges and sandplains with tree steppe, shrubs, and open hummock grassland. 

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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