strategy

Conserving ecoregions

Synonyms:
Protecting biomes
Context:

Ecoregions are relatively large areas of land or water that harbour a characteristic set of species, communities, dynamics and environmental conditions. An ecoregion is usually classified under one major habitat type, but may encompass multiple habitat types.

Implementation:

Biodiversity is not evenly distributed around the world. WWF has identified the most outstanding terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecoregions have been identified on which to focus conservation efforts. Using representation as the guiding principle, they identified the Global 200 -- truly outstanding examples of the major habitat types in each of the Earth's biogeographical realms and ocean basins, such as the Neotropics, the Paleoarctic, and the Indian Ocean. The selection criteria included species richness; levels of endemism; higher taxonomic uniqueness ([eg] unique genera or families, or primitive species lines); unusual ecological or evolutionary phenomena (such as large-scale migrations); and the global rarity of the major habitat type.

Narrower:
Conserving fynbos ecoregion
Conserving Red Sea fog woodlands
Conserving Beni savanna ecoregion
Conserving Daurian steppe ecoregion
Conserving Llanos savanna ecoregion
Conserving Guayanan forest ecoregion
Conserving Chilean matorral ecoregion
Conserving Sudanese savanna ecoregion
Conserving Kaokoveld desert ecoregion
Conserving Bolivian lowland dry forest
Conserving low Arctic tundra ecoregion
Conserving Yungas rainforest ecoregion
Conserving Hawaii dry forest ecoregion
Conserving tallgrass prairie ecoregion
Conserving Napo moist forest ecoregion
Conserving New Zealand tropical forests
Conserving Macronesian forest ecoregion
Conserving Ethiopian highland ecoregion
Conserving North Andean paramo ecoregion
Conserving Guinea moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Hawaii moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Hainan Island forest ecoregion
Conserving Congo coastal forest ecoregion
Conserving Central Asian desert ecoregion
Conserving Varzea flooded forest ecoregion
Conserving Madagascar dry forest ecoregion
Conserving Socotra Island desert ecoregion
Conserving Sulawesi moist forest ecoregion
Conserving East African moorland ecoregion
Conserving Taimyr coastal tundra ecoregion
Conserving Canadian boreal taiga ecoregion
Conserving Horn of Africa desert ecoregion
Conserving Moluccas moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Andaman Islands forest ecoregion
Conserving Taiwan montane forests ecoregion
Conserving Tibetan plateau steppe ecoregion
Conserving Galapagos Islands scrub ecoregion
Conserving Mexican pine-oak forest ecoregion
Conserving Sri Lankan moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Madagascar spiny desert ecoregion
Conserving Madagascar moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Philippine moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Panatal flooded savanna ecoregion
Conserving Sonoran and Baja Desert ecoregion
Conserving Sumatran montane forest ecoregion
Conserving Choco-Darin moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Chukotsky coastal tundra ecoregion
Conserving Sahelian flooded savanna ecoregion
Conserving New Caledonia dry forest ecoregion
Conserving New Guinea montane forest ecoregion
Conserving Brazilian Atlantic forest ecoregion
Conserving Zambesian flooded savanna ecoregion
Conserving New Guinea lowland forest ecoregion
Conserving Western Ghats moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Eastern Arc montane forest ecoregion
Conserving Western Congo Basin forest ecoregion
Conserving Queensland tropical forest ecoregion
Conserving Altai-Sayan montane forest ecoregion
Conserving Southern Congo Basin forest ecoregion
Conserving Southern Mexican dry forest ecoregion
Conserving Rio Negro-Juru moist forest ecoregion
Conserving South Pacific island forest ecoregion
Conserving Annamite Range moist forest ecoregion
Conserving East African coastal forest ecoregion
Conserving New Caledonian moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Angolan escarpment woodland ecoregion
Conserving East African acacia savannah ecoregion
Conserving Eastern India monsoon forest ecoregion
Conserving East African highland forest ecoregion
Conserving Everglades flooded grassland ecoregion
Conserving Gulf of Guinea island forest ecoregion
Conserving Cerrado woodland and savanna ecoregion
Conserving Northeast Congo Basin forest ecoregion
Conserving Pacific temperate rainforest ecoregion
Conserving Sierra Nevada conifer forest ecoregion
Conserving Greater Antillean pine forest ecoregion
Conserving Southwest Amazon moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Greater Antilles moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Central Borneo montane forest ecoregion
Conserving Albertine Rift highland forest ecoregion
Conserving Tasmanian temperate rainforest ecoregion
Conserving Northern Andean montane forest ecoregion
Conserving Valdivian temperate rainforest ecoregion
Conserving Chihuahuan and Tehuacan desert ecoregion
Conserving Zambesian Woodland and savanna ecoregion
Conserving Nansei Shoto Archipelago forest ecoregion
Conserving Maputaland-Pondoland dry forest ecoregion
Conserving Patagonian steppe and grassland ecoregion
Conserving Eastern Himalayas alpine meadow ecoregion
Conserving Central China temperate forest ecoregionl
Conserving Southern European montane forest ecoregion
Conserving coastal Venezuela montane forest ecoregion
Conserving Northern Corillera boreal forest ecoregion
Conserving Terai-Duar savanna and grassland ecoregion
Conserving South Island temperate rainforest ecoregion
Conserving Russian far east temperate forest ecoregion
Conserving California chapparal and woodlands ecoregion
Conserving Arabian fog woodland and shrubland ecoregion
Conserving Southeast China subtropical forest ecoregion
Conserving Sudd flooded grassland and savanna ecoregion
Conserving Alaskan north slope coastal tundra ecoregion
Conserving Eastern Australia temperate forest ecoregion
Conserving Klamath-Siskiyou coniferous forest ecoregion
Conserving Kayah-Karen/Tenasserim moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Lesser Sundas dry and monsoon forest ecoregion
Conserving Namib and Karoo desert and shrubland ecoregion
Conserving Kamchatka boreal taiga and grassland ecoregion
Conserving Northern Borneo-Palawan moist forest ecoregion
Conserving Scandinavian alpine tundra and taiga ecoregion
Conserving Mediterranean shrubland and woodland ecoregion
Conserving Ural Mountains boreal forest and taiga ecoregion
Conserving Zambesian montane savanna and woodland ecoregion
Conserving Talamancan and Isthmian Pacific forest ecoregion
Conserving Northeast India and Myanmar hill forest ecoregion
Conserving Appalachian and mixed mesophytic forest ecoregion
Conserving Seychelles and Mascarene Islands forest ecoregion
Conserving Sumatran-Nicobar Islands lowland forest ecoregion
Conserving southeastern conifer and broadleaf forest ecoregion
Conserving Northern Australian and Trans-Fly savanna ecoregion
Conserving Australian sandy desert and central range ecoregion
Conserving Southwest Australian shrubland and woodland ecoregion
Conserving Northern Indochina subtropical moist forest ecoregion
Conserving South African montane grassland and shrubland ecoregion
Conserving Eastern Himalayan broadleaf and conifer forest ecoregion
Conserving Malaysian peninsular lowland and montane forest ecoregion
Conserving Mt Kinabalu montane and alpine scrub and forest ecoregion
Conserving Caucasus and northeast Anatolia temperate forest ecoregion
Conserving Central Asian mountain temperate forest and scrub ecoregion
Conserving Tumbesian and north inter-Andean valley dry forest ecoregion
Conserving Central and Eastern Siberian boreal forest and taiga ecoregion
Conserving New Guinea outer islands/Solomon Islands moist forest ecoregion
Conserving New Guinea outer islands/Solomon Islands moist forest ecoregion
Organizations:
d for Nature (1100031522)
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land