Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Species hotspots hard to pin down

Study finds little overlap between hotspots based on different types of biodiversity.

"A global survey of birds has revealed how hard it can be to identify 'hotspots' of species diversity that need to be protected. The mapped distribution of 9,500 bird species shows that there are major differences between hotspots based on three different types of biodiversity; it all depends on whether you refer to areas rich in species diversity in general, threatened species specifically, or endemic species, which have a limited habitat."

Link: Full Article from Nature.com

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