India ranks 16th in terms of highest number of impacted species in hotspots

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.