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Oceania


Map of Oceania

FRAMES

Regional Overview
Panorama Regional

Definitions used
Definiciones utilizadas

Last Frontier Forests
Las Ultimas Fronteras Forestales

Oceania Facts

  • Originally forest covered 1.4 million square kilometers of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea).
  • 22% of Oceania's original forest cover remains as frontier forest.
  • Over three-fourths of Oceania's frontier forests are under medium or high threat.
  • In Papua New Guinea, loss of frontier forest severely threatens biodiversity; it is estimated that 5% of the world's species reside in PNG.
  • Although most of New Zealand's remaining frontiers are legally protected, all are threatened from introduced species.
  • Most of Australia's endemic species reside within its forests; less than 20% of Australia's original forest remains as frontier forest.