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Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
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Top 10 biodiversity hotspots

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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 …

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. Photo by: Harald Hoyer / CC-BY-SA Top 10 biodiversity hotspots
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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