Habitat Loss and Extinction in the Hotspots of Biodiversity

@article{Brooks2002HabitatLA,
  title={Habitat Loss and Extinction in the Hotspots of Biodiversity},
  author={Thomas M. Brooks and Russell A. Mittermeier and Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier and Gustavo Fonseca and Anthony B. Rylands and William R. Konstant and Penny Flick and John D. Pilgrim and Sara Oldfield and Georgina Magin and Craig Hilton‐Taylor},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={909-923}
}
Nearly half the world's vascular plant species and one-third of terrestrial vertebrates are endemic to 25 "hotspots" of biodiversity, each of which has at least 1500 endemic plant species. [...] Key Result Overall, between one-half and two-thirds of all threatened plants and 57% of all threatened terrestrial verte- brates are hotspot endemics. For birds and mammals, in general, predictions of extinction in the hotspots based on habitat loss match numbers of species independently judged extinct or threatened. In…Expand

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