Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity


cape floristic

The Cape Floristic Region is home to the greatest non-tropical concentration of higher plant species in the world.

The Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot stretches over a curving arc of widely scattered but biogeographically similar mountains, covering an area of more than 1 million square kilometers.
eastern arc mountains and coastal forests

Agricultural encroachment, timber extraction and charcoal production are among the greatest threats.
Guinean forests of west africa

Only 15 percent of the original forest cover remains in this biodiversity hotspot.
madagascar and indian ocean islands

Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands are famous for their biodiversity.

The Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot unites three, enchanting and diverse centers of endemism including six biomes along the east coast of southern Africa. 
Mediterranean Basin

The Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot is the second largest hotspot in the world and the largest of the world’s five Mediterranean-climate regions.

succulent karoo

The hallmark of the Succulent Karoo is its exceptionally diverse and unique flora, especially succulents and bulbs.
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