Activities: biodiversity hotspots
- As you know, biodiversity hotspots contain many endemic plant species, which is one of the criteria for designating an area as a hotspot. But for this activity, let’s look at some of the animals that live in hotspots. Go to the Conservational International website and check out their information on biodiversity hotspots:
- List five different ways that you as an individual can help support biodiversity hotspots. Consider your role as a consumer, an informed member of the community, a financial supporter of causes you believe in, a voter, an environmental steward, etc. There are wonderful resources available online if you want to get more involved – do searches on terms like biodiversity protection, conservation, environmental issues, or protecting species to get you started.