Ecological hot spots are large areas of Earth's land surface which have high concentrations of plant endemism and also experience high rates of habitat loss. In India, 4 ecological hot spots are presently identified. The Himalayas, the Western Ghats, the Indo-Burma region and the Sundaland constitute the biodiversity hot spots in our country. One of the major features of these places is the presence of numerous endemic species.
So, the correct answer is 'Areas of earth that contain many endemic species'.