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Photo by: Harald Hoyer / CC-BY-SA
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Photo by: Jon Purdy / CC-BY-NC-SA
A biodiversity hotspot is a biologically rich region that is deeply threatened by human ...
Horn of Africa
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 5%
Pictured: Bandera village, Somalia
Check out projects, jobs ...
Indo-Burma
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 5%
Pictured: rice paddies in the mountains south and west of Chiang...
Philippines
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 7%
Pictured: mangroves in the Philippines
Check out projects, jobs...
Sundaland
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 7%
Pictured: orangutan with baby at the Semenggoh Wildlife Center in...
Atlantic Forest
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 8%
Pictured: beach in Santa Catarina, Brazil
Check out project...
Mountains of Southwest China
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 8%
Pictured: Gaoligong Mountains, China
Check out...
Caribbean islands
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 10%
Pictured: Dunn River Falls, Jamaica
Check out projects, ...
Coastal forests of Eastern Africa
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 10%
Pictured: Benguerra Island, Mozambique
C...
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 10%
Pictured: A ring-tailed lemur in M...
Eastern Afromontane
Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 11%
Pictured: Ethiopian Highlands, Ethiopia
Check out proj...
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An biodiversity hotspot is a biologically rich region that is deeply threatened by human activity: It has lost at least 70 percent of its original natural vegetation. Here are the world's 10 most threatened biological regions.

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  1. 1. Photo by: Harald Hoyer / CC-BY-SA Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
  2. 2. Photo by: Jon Purdy / CC-BY-NC-SA A biodiversity hotspot is a biologically rich region that is deeply threatened by human activity: It has lost at least 70 percent of its original natural vegetation. Here are the world's 10 most threatened biological regions.
  3. 3. Horn of Africa Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 5% Pictured: Bandera village, Somalia Check out projects, jobs and professionals in Somalia Photo by: Expert Infantry / CC-BY
  4. 4. Indo-Burma Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 5% Pictured: rice paddies in the mountains south and west of Chiang Mai, Thailand Check out projects, jobs and professionals in Thailand Photo by: Mark Fischer / CC-BY-SA
  5. 5. Philippines Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 7% Pictured: mangroves in the Philippines Check out projects, jobs and professionals in the Philippines Photo by: Klaus Stiefeli / CC-BY-NC
  6. 6. Sundaland Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 7% Pictured: orangutan with baby at the Semenggoh Wildlife Center in Borneo, Malaysia Check out projects, jobs and professionals in Malaysia Photo by: Stephan Rebernik / CC-BY-NC-SA
  7. 7. Atlantic Forest Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 8% Pictured: beach in Santa Catarina, Brazil Check out projects, jobs and professionals in Brazil Photo by: Francisco Anzola / CC-BY
  8. 8. Mountains of Southwest China Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 8% Pictured: Gaoligong Mountains, China Check out projects, jobs and professionals in China Photo by: rperlin83 / CC-BY-NC-SA
  9. 9. Caribbean islands Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 10% Pictured: Dunn River Falls, Jamaica Check out projects, jobs and professionals in Jamaica Photo by: Jon Purdy / CC-BY-NC-SA
  10. 10. Coastal forests of Eastern Africa Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 10% Pictured: Benguerra Island, Mozambique Check out projects, jobs and professionals in Mozambique Photo by: dmitri_66 / CC-BY-NC
  11. 11. Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 10% Pictured: A ring-tailed lemur in Madagascar Check out projects, jobs and professionals in Madagascar Photo by: Frank Vassen / CC-BY
  12. 12. Eastern Afromontane Remaining vegetation from original habitat: 11% Pictured: Ethiopian Highlands, Ethiopia Check out projects, jobs and professionals in Ethiopia Photo by: Sightings of the Subtle / CC-BY
  13. 13. Photo by: Harald Hoyer / CC-BY-SA Want to stay abreast of the latest jobs and business opportunities in sustainable development? Join Devex — it’s free!
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