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Environment > Biodiversity richness: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Author: Edria Murray, Staff editor

Biodiversity richness refers to the number of species present and the number of endemic

species.



This index has defined three groups:



  • Group 1 - These are the twenty five countries with the greatest

    biodiversity.


  • Group 2 - The next twenty five countries most biodiverse countries.

  • Group 3 - Island nations or groups of islands which have fewer total species, but

    a large proportion of unique native species.
  • DEFINITION: Caldecott, J.O., M.D. Jenkins, T. Johnson and B. Groombridge. 1994. Priorities for Conserving Global Species Richness and Endemism. In World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Biodiversity Series No. 3 (N. Mark Collins, ed.) pp. 17. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

    CONTENTS

    # COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
    1 Mauritius 3 1994
    2 Federated States of Micronesia 3 1994
    3 Palau 3 1994
    4 Japan 3 1994
    5 Taiwan 3 1994
    6 Fiji 3 1994
    7 Vanuatu 3 1994
    8 Haiti 3 1994
    9 Seychelles 3 1994
    10 Samoa 3 1994
    11 Jamaica 3 1994
    12 Comoros 3 1994
    13 Kenya 2 1994
    14 Laos 2 1994
    15 Turkey 2 1994
    16 Panama 2 1994
    17 Cuba 2 1994
    18 Nigeria 2 1994
    19 Guyana 2 1994
    20 Thailand 2 1994
    21 Angola 2 1994
    22 Uganda 2 1994
    23 Sudan 2 1994
    24 Suriname 2 1994
    25 Iran 2 1994
    26 Chile 2 1994
    27 Zambia 2 1994
    28 Paraguay 2 1994
    29 Botswana 2 1994
    30 Cambodia 2 1994
    31 Ghana 2 1994
    32 Guatemala 2 1994
    33 Gabon 2 1994
    34 Burma 2 1994
    35 Malaysia 1 1994
    36 Cameroon 1 1994
    37 Ecuador 1 1994
    38 Australia 1 1994
    39 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 1994
    40 Brazil 1 1994
    41 Venezuela 1 1994
    42 China 1 1994
    43 Colombia 1 1994
    44 Vietnam 1 1994
    45 Ethiopia 1 1994
    46 Guinea 1 1994
    47 Argentina 1 1994
    48 Bolivia 1 1994
    49 Tanzania 1 1994
    50 Philippines 1 1994
    51 Madagascar 1 1994
    52 India 1 1994
    53 Indonesia 1 1994

    Citation

    "Countries Compared by Environment > Biodiversity richness. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Biodiversity-richness

    Environment > Biodiversity richness: Countries Compared Map

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    Biodiversity richness refers to the number of species present and the number of endemic

    species.



    This index has defined three groups:



  • Group 1 - These are the twenty five countries with the greatest

    biodiversity.


  • Group 2 - The next twenty five countries most biodiverse countries.

  • Group 3 - Island nations or groups of islands which have fewer total species, but

    a large proportion of unique native species.
  • Posted on 14 Feb 2005

    Edria Murray, Staff editor

    Edria Murray, Staff editor

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    Sad to say, though we have 91% biodiversity here in the Philippines, it's right now deteriorating due to people's negligence... :( and by the way 4 of the remaining 9 giant manta ray had sitings here...

    Posted on 26 Jun 2011

    Jonathan

    Jonathan

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    People we need tofix this problem. I want to live a full life with lots of animals not just cat and dogs.


    SHAPE UP

    Posted on 13 Oct 2009

    nonya

    nonya

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