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Ecosystem Profile: Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

This document represents the ecosystem profile for the Indo-Burma Hotspot, whichcomprises all non-marine parts of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, plus parts of southern China. With its high levels of plant and animal endemism, and limited remaining natural habitat, Indo-Burma ranks among the top 10 biodiversity hotspots for irreplaceability and the top five for threat. Indo-Burma holds more people than any other hotspot, and its remaining natural ecosystems, already greatly reduced in extent, are subject to intense and growing pressure from habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, and over-exploitation of natural resources.

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Field Value
Document type Case studies
Language of document
  • English
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment and natural resources policy and administration
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
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Author (corporate) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Publication date 2012
Pagination 360
Keywords Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot,threatened species,threats,corridors
Date uploaded July 1, 2018, 16:20 (UTC)
Date modified July 2, 2018, 03:45 (UTC)