biodiversity hot spot
an area with an exceptional number of species including many endemics. See also hotspot

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Guatemala Biodiversity — According to Parkswatch and the IUCN [http://www.iucn.org/guatemala] , Guatemala is considered the fifth Biodiversity Hot Spot in the world [http://www.parkswatch.org/guatemala] . The country has 14 eco regions ranging from Mangrove forest (4… …   Wikipedia

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  • Noongar people — The Noongar (alternative spellings: Nyungar/Nyoongar/Nyoongah/Nyungah/Nyugah/Noonga)[1] are an indigenous Australian people who live in the south west corner of Western Australia from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast.… …   Wikipedia

  • hotspot — an area rich in species (often with many endemics) but environmentally threatened. See also hot spot and biodiversity hot spot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Sertão — In Brazil, the sertão (Portuguese term for backcountry or backlands) once referred to the vast hinterland of Brazil away from the Atlantic coastal regions where the Portuguese first settled in South America. Then, they thought of themselves as… …   Wikipedia

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