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Tropical andes
Tropical andes
Tropical andes
Tropical andes
Tropical andes
Tropical andes
Tropical andes
Tropical andes
Tropical andes
Tropical andes
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Tropical andes

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  • 1. Tropical andes Brianna Andrekovich period 3 biodiversity hotspots
  • 2. tropical andesone of the most diverse and rich regions on eartharound 7% of vascular plants are endemic to thetropical andeslargest variety of amphibians in the world-664 speciesplant diversity is greater here than any other hotspotworld leader in plant endemism of species foundnowhere else on earth
  • 3. tropical andes cont.spans 1,542,664 km2world’s richest florapuna and parámo grasslands go from cloud forests tothe snow line- very diverse and contatinting around800 speciessnowcapped peaks, steep slopes, deep canyons,isolated valleys
  • 4. tropical andes hotspot0.8 % of earth’s land is represented by this hotspotwest-extends down to an elevation of 1,000 meterseast-reaches down to 500 meters in elevationcontains deepest gorge in the world3,223 meter deep canyon
  • 5. plants30,000 to 35,000 species of vascular plants (10% of allspecies)unique species is the andean bromeliad-takes 100 yrsto matureandean bromeliladparajubaea- biggest palm on earthpodocarpus
  • 6. threatened/endangered animalsyellow-eared parrotyellow-tailed woolly monkeyspectacled bearblue-billed curassowgarlepps mousetree boa
  • 7. threatsmining •growth of cities invasive speciestimber extraction •hydroelectric dams pathogenic chytrid fungus-Boil exploration •dendrobatidies dendrobatidiesnarcotics plantations •dendrobatidies dendrobatidies
  • 8. animal percentages of endemismplants- 30,000 species, 15,000 endemic (50%)mammals-570 species, 75 endemic (13%)birds-1,724 species, 579 endemic (34)reptiles-610 species, 275 endemic (45%)amphibians-981 species, 673 endemic (69%)freshwater fish-380 species, 131 endemic (35%)
  • 9. http://www.conservation.org/where/priority_areas/hotspots/south_america/Tropical-Andes/Pages/default.aspxhttp://www.eoearth.org/article/Biological_diversity_in_the_Tropical_Andeshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Andeshttp://www.cepf.net/where_we_work/regions/south_america/tropical_andes/Pages/default.aspxhttps://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&safe=strict&client=firefox-a&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&biw=1280&bih=593&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=tropical+andes&btnG=

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