Carnarvon (biogeographic region)

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The IBRA regions, with Carnarvon in red

Carnarvon is an Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) region in Western Australia.[1][2] 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 [3]
  • Cape Range sub region


  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. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 
  2. IBRA Version 6.1 data
  3. 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)

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

See also

Shark Bay, Western Australia