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Biodiversity & Protected Areas - Plant species (higher), threatened


Ecuador is being the top country by plant species, threatened in the world. As of 2016, plant species, threatened in Ecuador was 1,856 number that accounts for 12.92 % of the world's plant species, threatened. The top 5 countries (others are Malaysia, Madagascar, the United Republic of Tanzania, and China) account for 30.36 % of it. The world's total plant species, threatened was estimated at 14,362 number in 2016.

Higher plants are native vascular plant species. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known.