Hotspots: The Last Hope
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Our planet is abundant with life. But in some places where there is an especially large variety of animal and plant species, there is also a high level of habitat destruction. These are areas that demand special protection: the ‘Hotspots’ of biodiversity. In recent years, three species are driven to extinction every day. Scientists have found a solution: we must preserve the Hotspots. There are two criteria which make a place a biodiversity Hotspots: a place should be home to more than 0.5% of the world’s plant species. Only a place that is highly-threatened can be designated as a Hotspot, which means that it must have already lost at least 70 percent of its surface area. In fact, in the past, all the Hotspots combined amounted to about 15.7 percent of the Earth’s surface…
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