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Biodiversity refers to the variability among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part. This includes diversity within species (genetic diversity), between species and of ecosystems. There is no universally accepted classification of ecosystems at the global scale (UNEP 1995) but Olson (1994) defined 94 ecosystem classes based on land cover, vegetation and climate.

Assessments of Biodiversity in:


Latin America and the Caribbean
(from the GEO 3 report)

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Latin America and the Caribbean
(from the GEO LAC 2000 report)

  pdf file (816Kb)   archivo pdf (506Kb)

Data on Biodiversity in
Latin America and the Caribbean

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(from the GEO Caribbean report)

  pdf file (96Kb)  

(from GEO Barbados - State of the Environment Report 2000)

    archivo pdf (423Kb)

(from Environment Outlook of Cuba 2000)

    archivo pdf (299Kb)

Costa Rica
(from Costa Rica Environment Outlook 2002)

    archivo pdf (221Kb)

(from Nicaragua State of the Environment Report 2001)

    archivo pdf (66Kb)

(from Panama Environmental Report 1999)

    archivo pdf (127Kb)

(from Country Report: Chile State of the Environment 1999)

    archivo pdf (113Kb)

(from Peru National State of the Environment Report 2000)

    archivo pdf (91Kb)

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