Central Range Subalpine Grasslands - A Global Ecoregion
About the Area
Endemic animals include two mammals - a shrew mouse (Pseudohydromys murinus) and a rat (Rattus novaeguineae) in addition to a number of birds such as MacGregor's bird of paradise (Macgregoria pulchra), Papuanb thornbill (Acanthiza murina), and Wattled ploughbill (Eulacestoma nigropectu).
Much of this ecoregion remains intact, although approximately one-fifth of the fragile ecoregion has been destroyed. Logging in the mountains and pollution in rivers that run through the grasslands are a cause of concern.
15,571 sq. km (6,011 sq. miles)
Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central New Guinea