The biodiversity challenge: expanded hot-spots analysis.

  title={The biodiversity challenge: expanded hot-spots analysis.},
  author={Norman Myers},
  journal={The Environmentalist},
  volume={10 4},
This paper aims to throw light on the mass extinction that is overtaking Earth's species. Using an analytic methodology developed for an earlier partial assessment, it focuses on a series of "hotspot" areas, these being areas that a) feature exceptional concentrations of species with high levels of endemism and b) face exceptional threats of destruction. The paper identifies another 8 such areas, 4 of them in tropical forests and 4 in Mediterranean-type zones. The analysis reveals that the 4… CONTINUE READING
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