• 5 Jan
    Atlantic Forest

    OVERVIEW The moist tropical Atlantic Forest hotspot, or Mata Atlántica, stretches from the northeastern to the southern regions of Brazil into northern Argentina, southeastern Paraguay, and narrowly along the coast of Uruguay. In the northeastern part of Brazil it […]

  • 4 Jan
    Tumbes Chocó-Magdalena

    OVERVIEW Reaching from the southeastern portion of Mesoamerica to the northwestern corner of South America, the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena biodiversity hotspot encompasses the western coastal flank of the Andes mountains. One of the most well-known features of this hotspot are the […]

  • 3 Jan

    OVERVIEW From the Panamanian jungle to the coastal tropics of Mexico, the Mesoamerican Hotspot encompasses all countries that make up Central America: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, and southern Mexico. (Easternmost Panama with the Darien […]

  • 18 Aug
    Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands

    OVERVIEW The Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands are found at higher elevations in the mountain ranges of Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Characterized by “sky islands” these pine forests, high in biodiversity, are surrounded by radically different habitats in the […]

  • 28 Jul
    California Floristic Province

    From giant sequoias to coastal dunes and marshes, the California Floristic Province brags exceptionally high plant diversity and varieties of habitat. It is the only hotspot that occurs largely within the borders of the United States. It is also […]

  • 25 Feb
    Western Ghats

    By Devayani Khare OVERVIEW The Western Ghats of India supports the densest human population among other global hotspots. The Western Ghats is an escarpment running parallel to the western coast of India’s peninsula for approximately 1,600 kilometres (990 m) […]

  • 3 Feb

    OVERVIEW The Himalayas, meaning “abode of snow” in Sanskrit, stretch across India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and China, with the first three countries having sovereignty over most of the range. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the ecology […]

  • 16 Jan
    Succulent Karoo – Namibia
    OVERVIEW Stretching along the Atlantic coast of Africa, from southwestern South Africa into southern Namibia, the Succulent Karoo’s botanical diversity is unparalleled by any other arid region on earth and is recognized as the only arid biodiversity hotspot. This [...]
  • 3 Oct

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