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  • The Pilbara region is large. It covers approximately 200,000 km² but is sparsely populated by humans.
  • The Pilbara is a unique, ancient landscape with variable climates and diverse geology.
  • The Pilbara coastline is the most cyclone-prone region of Australia, with an average of five tropical cyclones per year.
  • The region has many diverse habitat types. These include mangroves, grassland savannas, mountain ranges, gorges, wetlands and tropical woodlands.
  • The Pilbara is a biogeographic transition zone between the tropical north and semi-arid desert. This is a zone where the plants and animals of these two distinct climate types can be found.
  • The Pilbara has some of the richest and most unusual biodiversity on earth.