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Biodiversity Loss and Red Data Book

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Endangered species - definition

  • Endangered species is a species of animal or plant that is seriously at risk of extinction.

Red data book - definition

  • The book which keeps the record of all endangered species including plants and animals.
  • Red Data Book is different for animals, plants and other species.
  • They are now being published in many different countries and provide useful information on the threat status of the species.

Biodiversity hotspots - definition

  • Hot spots are those regions of rich biodiversity which have been declared sensitive due to direct or indirect interference of human activities.
  • The three hotspots in India are Western Ghats, Indo-Burma region and Eastern Himalayas.