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Biodiversity & Protected Areas - Threatened higher plant species


Ecuador is the top country by threatened plant species in the world. As of 2016, threatened plant species in Ecuador was 1,856 number that accounts for 12.92 % of the world's threatened plant species. 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 threatened plant species was estimated at 14,362 number in 2016.

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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.