Biodiversity Hotspots

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  • Created on: 16-04-17 17:54

Biodiversity Hotpots:

A biodiversity hotspot is an area under threat from development that has high concentrations of biodiversity and endemism. There are 34 areas worldwide. They cover 1.4% of the lands surface yet contains 44% of all known plant species and 35% of all animal species.

Advantages of managing hotspots:

  • Protects a range of places globally
  • Sustains and keeps biospheres stable
  • Education/conservation centered around specific areas

Disadvantages of managing hotspots:

  • Less protection for other places of biodiversity
  • Area specific…


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