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Environment > Biodiversity richness: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Author: Edria Murray, Staff editor

<p>Biodiversity richness refers to the number of species present and the number of endemic

species.</p>

<p>This index has defined three groups:</p>

<li><b>Group 1</b> - These are the twenty five countries with the greatest

biodiversity.</li>

<li><b>Group 2</b> - The next twenty five countries most biodiverse countries.</li>
<li><b>Group 3</b> - Island nations or groups of islands which have fewer total species, but

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

Citation

Environment > Biodiversity richness: Countries Compared Map

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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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<p>Biodiversity richness refers to the number of species present and the number of endemic

species.</p>

<p>This index has defined three groups:</p>

<li><b>Group 1</b> - These are the twenty five countries with the greatest

biodiversity.</li>

<li><b>Group 2</b> - The next twenty five countries most biodiverse countries.</li>
<li><b>Group 3</b> - Island nations or groups of islands which have fewer total species, but

a large proportion of unique native species.</li>

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

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