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The Deep South: A “Biodiversity Hot Spot”

Last month, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund declared the North American Coastal Plain (NACP) to be “the World’s 36th Biodiversity Hot Spot.” The region they are describing encompasses most of the Deep South, as well as the mostly coastal regions of the Upper South. To qualify as a CEPF “hot spot,” a region must have a significant number of endemic plant species, ones which are not found anywhere else in the world, and must have suffered at least 70% habitat loss. According to their research, that’s us. The mid-February release is… Read more The Deep South: A “Biodiversity Hot Spot”