Biodiversity hotspot

"To qualify as a biodiversity hotspot on Myers 2000 edition of the hotspot-map, a region must meet two strict criteria: it must contain at least 0.5% or 1,500 species of vascular plants as endemics, and it has to have lost at least 70% of its primary vegetation". See Biodiversity hotspot.

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Biodiversity hotspot':

  • Atlantic Forest South-East
  • Cape Floral Region
  • Central Highlands
  • Cerrado Protected Areas
  • Lagoons of New Caledonia
  • Western Ghats