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Status of terrestrial ecoregions - threats and vulnerabilities

Year: 2006 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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In a World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) study, experts identified 200 periority terrestrial ecoregions - defined as large scale ecological systems with characteristic flora, fauna and climate with high priority for conservation. Furthermore, as presented in this map, the 200 ecoregions were ranked based on their current and future threats and conservation status. From the study - 47% of the terrestrial ecorgions are considered critical or endangered, and 29% classified as vulnerable. Only 24% of these ecoregions are classified as intact or stable.
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