Fourth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Cyprus is considered as biodiversity “hotspot” area, as it is the only centre of birds endemism in Europe and the Middle East. Also six out of its 11 wild mammals are endemic and sub-endemic, whereas it is a centre of insects endemism and plant diversity. Consequently, the percentage of Cyprus endemism regarding plants, calculating all the taxonomical levels, is among the highest in Europe.
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