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Marine Bioregions of Vanuatu

There are not perfect data which describe the distribution and abundance of every marine habitat and species in the Pacific. And certainly not at a scale that is useful for national planning in the ocean. Bioregionalisation, or the classification of the marine environment into spatial units that host similar biota, can serve to provide spatially explicit surrogates of biodiversity for marine conservation and management. Existing marine bioregionalisations however, are at a scale that is too broad for national governments in the Pacific to use. Often whole countries are encompassed in just one or two bioregions (or ecoregions).

This dataset, under the MACBIO project holds a report, and maps that present for the first time, marine bioregions across the Southwest Pacific in general, and Vanuatu in particular, at a scale that can be used nationally, as a basis for the systematic identification of an ecologically representative system of marine protected areas.

Data and Resource

Deepwater Bioregions of Vanuatu

The classification groups for the deepwater…

Reef-associated bioregions of Vanuatu

reef associated bioregions of Vanuatu


Marine Bioregions of Vanuatu report

This report presents, for the first time,…

Field Value
Publisher Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 05 July 2021
Identifier 593655a3-c7bb-4cc2-b236-0867901273e9
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Vanuatu
Relevant Countries Vanuatu
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Government of Vanuatu, SPREP, GIZ, IUCN
Contact Name MACBIO
Contact Email [email protected]