Impacts of climate change on biodiversity in myanmar between 19 and 405 percent of endemic plant and vertebrate species in the indo-myanmar hotspot may become extinct due to climate change over the next century (malcolm et al 2006) global climate change through ocean acidification poses a substantial risk to the biodiversity. The patterns of biological diversity in the indo-burma biodiversity hotspot have resulted from the interaction of topography, previous changes in climate, soil characteristics and patterns of seasonal rainfall. Biodiversity at risk due to urbanization forestry “indo-burma forests” forests, some of the most essential ecosystems in the world, house about forty to seventy-five percent all plants and animals globally - biodiversity at risk due to urbanization introduction unfortunately, the amount of biodiversity in forests is severely at risk due to the increasing deforestation over the past four. Cepf's investment in the indo-burma biodiversity hotspot is guided by the following strategic directions as outlined in the ecosystem profile 1 safeguard priority globally threatened species by mitigating major threats 11 transform pilot interventions for core populations of priority species into long-term conservation programs.
Indo-burma is a biodiversity hotspot designated by conservation international. The indo-burma region, which extends from eastern india and southern china across south east asia, is known as a global biodiversity hotspot and as such is an area that is particularly rich in species diversity.
The world wildlife fund, joining together with the governments of thailand, vietnam, laos, cambodia, and myanmar, has a variety of projects in the mekong region focusing on threats to the indo-burma hotspot. The patterns of biological diversity in indo-burma have resulted from the interaction of indo-burma is one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots, due to the rate of resource exploitation and habitat loss the increasingly high value of products derived from some species has put them at risk even within strictly.
Forestry “indo-burma forests” forests, some of the most essential ecosystems in the world, house about forty to seventy-five percent all plants and animals globally - biodiversity at risk due to urbanization introduction unfortunately, the amount of biodiversity in forests is severely at risk due to the increasing deforestation over the past four decades. A study has shown that in the indo-burma region – an area with one of the highest diversity of life on the planet – freshwater species are at risk from a number of threats the study, which was conducted by the international union for the conservation of nature (iucn), found that 13% of all. 44 conduct a gap analysis of key biodiversity areas in myanmar and support expansion of the protected area network using community-based models 6 engage key actors in mainstreaming biodiversity, communities and livelihoods into development planning in the priority corridors.
The combination of rapid economic development and an increasing human population is exerting enormous pressure on indo-burma's natural resources threats to many species, sites and even landscapes are immediate and severe. Only 5 percent of the original 23 million km° habitat in indo-burma remains relatively untouched the greatest threat to biodiversity is habitat loss, primarily through deforestation due to commercial logging and agriculture. Indo-burma is one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots, due to the rate of resource exploitation and habitat loss only about five percent of natural habitats remain in relatively pristine condition, with another 10 to 25 percent of the land in damaged, but ecologically functional, condition. The indo-burma forests are considered to be one of 34 “biodiversity hotspots,” a term coined by norman myers (a british biologist), which is a biogeographic landscape characterized by outstanding levels of habitat loss and plant endemism.
With its high levels of plant and animal endemism, and limited remaining natural habitat, indo-burma ranks among the top 10 biodiversity hotspots for irreplaceability and the top five for threat the future of much of indo-burma’s ecosystems and species hangs in the balance.