Carnarvon (biogeographic region)

Carnarvon (biogeographic region)

Carnarvon is an Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) region in Western Australia.cite paper |author=Environment Australia |title=Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 - Summary Report |publisher=Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government |url=http://www.deh.gov.au/parks/nrs/ibra/version5-1/summary-report/index.html |accessdate=2007-01-31] [http://www.deh.gov.au/parks/nrs/ibra/version6-1/index.html IBRA Version 6.1] data] This area is also referred to physiographically as the Carnarvon Basin, where it is a physiographic province of the larger West Australian Shield division.

It has two sub regions:-
*Wooramel sub region - which is a significant part of the Shark Bay, Western Australia World Heritage area [Western Australia. Dept. of Environment and Conservation. (2007)Shark Bay terrestrial reserves and proposed reserve additions : draft management plan 2007 Department of Environment and Conservation ; Conservation Commission of Western Australia. Bentley, W.A.: Dept. of Environment and Conservation. pages 37-39 section Bioregions and Figure 4: IBRA sub-regions of the Shark Bay Area (map) ]
*Cape Range sub region

References

Further reading

* 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, 1995. ISBN 0642213712

ee also

Shark Bay, Western Australia


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