Hotspots are areas where biodiversity is particularly concentrated and areas of high biodiversity value that are significantly threatened.
The biodiversity hotspots concept was developed by international scientists and experts who recognise the challenges and threats to conserving the world's biodiversity.
Effort and resources are focused on areas where exceptional concentrations of endemic species are undergoing exceptional loss of habitat. It is these areas where coordinated and complementary partnerships can achieve strong biodiversity conservation outcomes.
In South-East Asia and the Pacific region, a number of hotspot areas have been identified by international scientists, and have been adopted by Conservation International for its conservation programs, including:
- Polynesia/Micronesia encompassing large areas of the central Pacific and the smaller Pacific states.
- Sundaland Including part of Thailand; parts of Indonesia including Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan; Malaysia, including Sarawak; and the remainder of the Island of Borneo.
- Wallacea including part of Indonesia including Flores, Timor, and Papua, Maluku, Sulawesi and Ambon.
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