In North America, the biological hotspot is the California Floristic Province. It is threatened by population growth, land development and pollution.
A biological hotspot is a “atural environment with a high biodiversity that contains a large number of endangered species found no where else on Earth” (see source). There are currently 25 recognized biological hotspots on the planet across the world on every continent by Antarctica. Unfortunately, most of these hotspots are not a part of a reserve and do not have any form of protection.
The one biological hotspot in North America is found at the California Floristic Province.
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