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Biological diversity

Definition(s)

Many mountain ecosystems are host to higher species richness and levels of endemism than adjacent lowlands. Mountains at lower altitudes can support exceptional biodiversity, due to compression of a wide range of ecosystems into a relatively short distance. Mountains also often provide islands of suitable habitat, isolated from unfavourable surrounding lowlands. (Source: CBD)

In other languages

French
biodiversité des montagnes
Russian
биоразнообразие горных районов
Spanish
diversidad biológica de las montañas
Chinese, Simplified
山区生物多样性
Arabic
تنوع بيولوجي جبلي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with mountain biodiversity

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change