List of Worldwide Hot Spots Region

04-SEP-2017 16:30

Hot Spots are biogeographic regions with significant levels of biodiversity are areas that are severely threatened by human activities. A number of factors are important in determining the priority status of a given hot spot. Some of the most important factors are the number of plant and animal species found in the hot spot and nowhere else in the world; the degree of habitat loss and the number of endemic plant and animal species per unit area.

Biodiversity Hot Spots Region

British ecologists Norman Myers defined the biodiversity hot spots as the region that combines high richness, endemism and threat. Here, we are giving the list of Worldwide Hot Spots Region for general awareness.

List of Worldwide Hot Spots Region

1. California Floristic Province

2. Madrean pine-oak woodlands

3. Mesoamerica

4. North American Coastal Plain (composed of Atlantic Coastal Plain and Gulf Coastal Plain)

5. Caribbean Islands

6. Atlantic Forest

7. Cerrado

8. Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests

9. Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena

10. Tropical Andes

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11. Mediterranean Basin

12. Cape Floristic Region

13. Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa

14. Eastern Afromontane

15. Guinean Forests of West Africa

16. Horn of Africa

17. Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

18. Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany

19. Succulent Karoo

20. Mountains of Central Asia

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21. Eastern Himalaya, Nepal, India

22. Indo-Burma, India and Myanmar

23. Western Ghats, India

24. Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

25. East Melanesian Islands

26. New Caledonia

27. New Zealand

28. Philippines

29. Polynesia-Micronesia

30. Eastern Australian temperate forests

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31. Southwest Australia

32. Sundaland and Nicobar islands of India

33. Wallacea

34. Japan

35. Mountains of Southwest China

36. Caucasus

37. Irano-Anatolian

In the above listed hot spot regions support a rich biodiversity because of geologic formations and endemic flora and fauna and also exhibit exceptional scientific interest.

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