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Endemic species


Species for which the entire global range is restricted to the site, the region or the country (the level of endemicity must be defined).


Appendix B Glossary. "Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards". (Second Edition - December 2008).

Alternative definition

Species is endemic when found only in a certain strictly limited geographical region, i.e. restricted to a specified region or locality.

Alternative source

Gardens of Biodiversity, FAO, 2010 (