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Biodiversity ignores national and other political boundaries, so a more relevant conservation planning unit is required - WWF addresses this need with ecoregions.

What is an Ecoregion?

An ecoregion is defined as a large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities that

The Conservation Science Program has identified 825 terrestrial ecoregions across the globe, and a set of approximately 500 freshwater ecoregions is under development (WWF has not yet developed an analogous global framework of marine ecoregions).