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megadiversity countries
(English) Are the small number of countries, located largely in the tropics, which account for a high percentage of the world’s biodiversity by virtue of containing very large numbers of species. One of 12 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). (See also: biological diversity)
régions à forte biodiversité
(French) Petit nombre de pays, localisés surtout sous les tropiques, ce qui explique qu'ils abritent un fort pourcentage de la biodiversité du monde, en raison du nombre très important d'espèces. (See also: biological diversity)
países com grande biodiversidade
(Portuguese) Pequeno número de países, localizados normalmente em regiões tropicais que contribuem em larga escala para a diversidade biológica mundial, por possuírem grande número de espécies. (See also: biological diversity)

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