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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
    =1 Federated States of Micronesia 3 1994
    =1 Palau 3 1994
    =1 Japan 3 1994
    =1 Taiwan 3 1994
    =1 Fiji 3 1994
    =1 Vanuatu 3 1994
    =1 Haiti 3 1994
    =1 Seychelles 3 1994
    =1 Samoa 3 1994
    =1 Jamaica 3 1994
    =1 Comoros 3 1994
    =13 Kenya 2 1994
    =13 Laos 2 1994
    =13 Turkey 2 1994
    =13 Panama 2 1994
    =13 Cuba 2 1994
    =13 Nigeria 2 1994
    =13 Guyana 2 1994
    =13 Thailand 2 1994
    =13 Angola 2 1994
    =13 Uganda 2 1994
    =13 Sudan 2 1994
    =13 Suriname 2 1994
    =13 Iran 2 1994
    =13 Chile 2 1994
    =13 Zambia 2 1994
    =13 Paraguay 2 1994
    =13 Botswana 2 1994
    =13 Cambodia 2 1994
    =13 Ghana 2 1994
    =13 Guatemala 2 1994
    =13 Gabon 2 1994
    =13 Burma 2 1994
    =35 Malaysia 1 1994
    =35 Cameroon 1 1994
    =35 Ecuador 1 1994
    =35 Australia 1 1994
    =35 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 1994
    =35 Brazil 1 1994
    =35 Venezuela 1 1994
    =35 China 1 1994
    =35 Colombia 1 1994
    =35 Vietnam 1 1994
    =35 Ethiopia 1 1994
    =35 Guinea 1 1994
    =35 Argentina 1 1994
    =35 Bolivia 1 1994
    =35 Tanzania 1 1994
    =35 Philippines 1 1994
    =35 Madagascar 1 1994
    =35 India 1 1994
    =35 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

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    Interesting observations about Environment > Biodiversity richness

    All of the top 2 countries by biodiversity richness are Densely populated.
    33 of the bottom 36 countries by biodiversity richness are Hot countries.
    Japan ranked first for biodiversity richness amongst East Asia and Pacific in 1994.
    Thailand ranked first for biodiversity richness amongst Emerging markets in 1994.
    Panama ranked first for biodiversity richness amongst Former Spanish colonies in 1994.
    Jamaica ranked first for biodiversity richness amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 1994.
    Fiji ranked first for biodiversity richness amongst Christian countries in 1994.
    Palau ranked first for biodiversity richness amongst Catholic countries in 1994.
    China ranked second last for biodiversity richness amongst Non-religious countries in 1994.
    Brazil ranked 5th last for biodiversity richness amongst Religious countries in 1994.

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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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