King (biogeographic region)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

King
Tasmania
IBRA 6.1 King.png
The interim Australian bioregions,
with King in red
Area 426 km2 (164.5 sq mi)
Localities around King:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Bass Strait King Bass Strait
Bass Strait Bass Strait Northern Slopes

King is an interim Australian bioregion located on King Island in Tasmania, Australia comprising 425,567 hectares (1,051,600 acres).[1][2]

King Island, located at the western entrance to Bass Strait, is home to a range of native plants and animals, some of which are under threat of extinction. Plant species under threat include, but are not restricted to, native orchids and ferns, whilst the animal species include the locally endemic threatened birds, the King Island Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla archibaldi) and King Island Scrubtit (Acanthornis magna greeniana) amongst others.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA7) regions and codes". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Australian Government. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia, Version 7" (PDF). Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Australian Government. 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  3. ^ "King Island Biodiversity Management Plan". Department of the Environment. Australian Government. 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015.

Further reading[edit]

  • Thackway, R.; Cresswell, I. D. (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.
  • Threatened Species Section (2012). "King Island Biodiversity Management Plan (2012-2022)" (PDF). Hobart: Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. ISBN 978-0-7246-6794-9.