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Biodiversity Outlook in the Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects for the Next Decade

  • Rodrigo U. Fuentes
  • Rolando Inciong
  • Leslie Ann Jose-Castillo
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Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)

Abstract

Southeast Asia has one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. Although occupying only 3% of the earth’s surface, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region boasts of globally significant terrestrial and marine biodiversity that is home to an astonishing 18% of all known species in the world. It has the most diverse coral reefs in the world, home to the mega-diverse countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It spans several unique biogeographic units such as Indo-Burma, Malesia, Sundaland, Wallacea, and the Central Pacific.

Keywords

Ecosystem Service Coral Reef ASEAN Region Biodiversity Loss Invasive Alien Species 
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References

  1. ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (2010) ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook. Philippines, 208 ppGoogle Scholar
  2. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2002) Global Biodiversity Outlook 3. Montreal, 94 ppGoogle Scholar

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© Springer 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo U. Fuentes
    • 1
  • Rolando Inciong
    • 1
  • Leslie Ann Jose-Castillo
    • 1
  1. 1.ASEAN Centre for BiodiversityLos BañosPhilippines

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