India ranks 16th in terms of highest number of impacted species in hotspots
India was ranked 16th in the world in terms of highest number of impacted species in biodiversity-rich zones (also known as hotspots) due to human actions.
In India, 35 species affected on an average in biodiversity-rich zones.
Malaysia ranks first among countries with highest number of impacted species (on an average 125 species).
Southeast Asian tropical forests — including those in India’s Western Ghats, Himalaya and north-east — are among the ‘hotspots’ of threatened species.