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Biodiversity and WorldMap

Measuring the variety of nature & selecting priority areas for conservation

GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY VALUE: a map showing the distribution of some of the most highly valued terrestrial biodiversity world-wide (mammals, reptiles, amphibians and seed plants), using family-level data for equal-area grid cells (ref 10), with red for high biodiversity and blue for low biodiversity.

Biogeography & Conservation Lab

The Biogeography & Conservation Lab's research programme is a specific Natural History Museum (NHM) response to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the lab is an active partner in many national and international biodiversity initiatives. Its mission is to develop and apply appropriate, explicit and accountable methods to tackle problems in biogeography and in biodiversity assessment to meet conservation needs at any spatial scale (it does not provide data).