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The Biodiversity Hotspots

The Biodiversity Hotspots
Page Content Life on Earth faces a crisis of historical and planetary proportions. Unsustainable consumption in many northern countries and crushing poverty in the tropics are destroying wild nature. Biodiversity is besieged. Extinction is the gravest aspect of the biodiversity crisis: it is irreversible. In a world where conservation budgets are insufficient given the number of species threatened with extinction, identifying conservation priorities is crucial. The biodiversity hotspots hold especially high numbers of endemic species, yet their combined area of remaining habitat covers only 2.3 percent of the Earth's land surface. Hotspots in Context Hotspots Defined Impact of Hotspots Hotspots Revisited Conservation Responses Subsection 01 Eight Hotspots hold a diversity of plant and animal life, many of which are found no where else on Earth. Subsection 02 Composed of large land areas as well as islands dotting the Pacific seas, these 13 Hotspots represent important biodiversity. Related:  MAMMIFERESASSOCIATIONS DE PROTECTION DES ANIMAUX

endemia.nc - Bienvenue sur Endémia ECNC : expertise Centre for biodiversity and sustainable development Agence des aires marines protégées PROJETO TAMAR - ICMBio GBIF : Global Biodiversity Information Facility Try out the new GBIF portal! Why not try out the new GBIF portal at www.gbif.org, which has many more features and includes lots of information about the GBIF community, including great examples of data uses in research and interesting applications? The old GBIF data portal which you are viewing now will continue to be supported until we are satisfied it can be taken down without causing major inconvenience. Be aware that the content here is static and has not been updated since the launch of the new portal on 9 October 2013. If and when a date is confirmed for discontinuing the old data portal, we will post it here with plenty of prior notice. Welcome to the (former) GBIF Data Portal Access 416,242,316 data records (363,215,360 with coordinates) shared via the GBIF network. Explore Species Find data for a species or other group of organisms. Species Example species: Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) Explore Countries Find data on the species recorded in a particular country, territory or island.

The Animal Files AVES France : Association de protection des espèces menacées IPCA - Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research Home The Environmentalist Wikispecies, free species directory APPAM : Association pour la Promotion du Pastoralisme dans les Alpes Maritimes UNESCO : héritage naturel mondial Description Le territoire bissau-guinéen est divisé en deux zones principales: la zone continentale et la zone insulaire, communément appelée l'Archipel des Bijagós, constituée par 88 îles et îlots parmi lesquels 23 sont habités. C'est la zone la plus riche en Guinée-Bissau, en termes de la biodiversité. L'Archipel des Bolama-Bijagos occupe une superficie totale de plus de 10.000 km2, dont 1.600 km2 de zones intertidales (bancs de sable et vasière). Le climat est caractérisé par l'existence de deux saisons bien différenciées : la saison sèche (novembre à avril) et la saison des pluies (mai à octobre). La faune est riche et diversifiée. L'Archipel des Bijagós est le deuxième site le plus important pour les oiseaux migrateurs en Afrique de l'Ouest après le Banc d'Arguin en Mauritanie. L'UNESCO a reconnu l'Archipel des Bijagós comme une Réserve de la Biosphère le 16 avril 1996 à la demande du gouvernement de la Guinée-Bissau soutenu par I'UICN. Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

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