Gascoyne (biogeographic region)

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The IBRA regions, with Gascoyne in red

Gascoyne is an interim Australian bioregion located in Western Australia[1][2] and part of the Mulga shrublands ecoregion, as assessed by the World Wildlife Fund.[3]

It has subregions named after localities or areas in the region:

  • Gascoyne GAS 18,075,257 hectares (44,664,930 acres)
  • Ashburton GAS01 3,687,030 hectares (9,110,800 acres)
  • Carnegie GAS02 4,718,656 hectares (11,660,050 acres)
  • Augustus GAS03 9,669,571 hectares (23,894,030 acres)


  1. ^ Environment Australia. "Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 - Summary Report". Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government. Archived from the original on 2006-09-05. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 
  2. ^ IBRA Version 6.1 Archived September 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. data
  3. ^ World Wildlife Fund (2001). "Western Australian Mulga shrublands". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Thackway, R and I D Cresswell (1995) An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia : a framework for setting priorities in the National Reserves System Cooperative Program Version 4.0 Canberra : Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Reserve Systems Unit. ISBN 0-642-21371-2