Threatened biotas: "Hot spots" in tropical forests

  title={Threatened biotas: "Hot spots" in tropical forests},
  author={Norman Myers},
  • N. Myers
  • Published 1988
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmentalist
SummaryThe mass-extinction episode underway is largely centred on tropical forests, insofar as they contain at least half of all Earth's species and they are being depleted faster than any other biome. [] Key Result While these "hotspot" areas comprise less than 3.5 percent of remaining primary forests, they harbour over 34 000 endemic plant species (27 percent of all plant species in tropical forests and 13 percent of all plant species worldwide). They also feature 700 000 endemic animal species and…
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