Biodiversity Hotspots in the Mediterranean Basin: Setting Global Conservation Priorities

@article{Mdail1999BiodiversityHI,
  title={Biodiversity Hotspots in the Mediterranean Basin: Setting Global Conservation Priorities},
  author={F. M{\'e}dail and P. Qu{\'e}zel},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={1510-1513}
}
  • F. Médail, P. Quézel
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Due to the current species extinction crisis, there is an urgent need to identify the most threatened areas of exceptionally high biodiversity and rates of endemism (i.e., "hotspots"; Mittermeier et al. 1998; Myers 1988; Reid 1998). Conservation strategies represent a crucial issue in the mediterranean biome because this area, which represents only 2% of the world's surface, houses 20% of the world's total floristic richness (Medail & Quezel 1997). Myers initially (1988, 1990) defined 14… CONTINUE READING
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