The diverse countries together are home to more than 70% of the planet’s biodiversity , its territories assuming 10% of the planet’s surface . They have in common several characteristics as shown below .
Megadiversity Countries Features
Many countries are located in the tropics where there is greater diversity of species.
The complexity of the landscapes with mountains, confer diversity of environments , soils and climates .
Separation of islands and continents has allowed the development of unique floras and faunas.
Larger , more diverse landscapes and species .
Some countries are in contact zones between two biogeographic regions where faunas and floras are mixed with different stories.
Although the development of culture is new in relation to the formation of species , domestication of plants and animals has contributed to the natural wealth.