Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity


East Melanesian Islands

These islands qualify as a biodiversity hotspot due to their high levels of endemism and accelerating levels of habitat loss.​
eastern himalayas

Sitting at the juncture between Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the Eastern Himalayas includes Bhutan, northeastern India and parts of Nepal.

Indo-Burma is one of the most threatened of Earth’s 34 biodiversity hotspots. Only about 5 percent of its natural habitats remain in relatively pristine condition.

Mountains of Southwest China

The natural diversity of this hotspot is mirrored by great cultural diversity. The region is home to 17 of China’s 55 ethnic minority groups.



Larger islands here hold more unique species than most countries and even small islands support greater natural wealth than the biologically richest countries in Europe.

These fragile lands are home to many species crucial to the natural processes and sustainability of ecosystems, as well as the livelihoods of the Pacific islanders.

This hotspot covers the western half of the Indo-Malayan archipelago, and is dominated two of the largest islands in the world: Borneo and Sumatra.

The Wallacea region (along with neighboring New Guinea) has more marine species than anywhere else on the planet, and it forms the heart of the Coral Triangle.
Western Ghats

The Western Ghats of India performs important hydrological and watershed functions, sustaining  approximately 245 million people.
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