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A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with significant levels of biodiversity that is under threat from humans. Norman Myers wrote about the concept in two articles in “The Environmentalist” (1988), revised after thorough analysis by Myers and others in “Hotspots: Earth’s Biologically Richest and Most Endangered Terrestrial Ecoregions” and a paper published in the journal Nature.

Distribution by region

The Caribbean

South America

Europe

Africa

Central Asia

South Asia

South East Asia and Asia-Pacific

East Asia

West Asia




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