Maintaining high levels of biodiversity is an important part of protecting human health and the natural world. One way to monitor biodiversity is to measure species richness, which estimates the number of unique species in a certain area. Use this map layer to explore global variation in biodiversity levels.
9 - 12+
Biology, Climatology, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, Physical Geography
This map shows the relative amount of biodiversity in a given part of the planet.
Map by National Geographic
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September 8, 2022
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