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Italy Biome

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by Joey Gagen on 8 January 2013

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Transcript of Italy Biome

Western Italy biome:
mediterranean Why is Western Italy a biodiversity hotspot?
It has rainy winters and hot dry summers which provides foods such as the olive tree, wooldland,and scrub vegetation 5 endemic species of Animals:
Corsican Swallowtail
Marsican Brown Bears
Bluethroat
Honey Buzzards
Praying Mantid 3 endemic species of plants:
Aldrovanda
Drosophyllum
Pinguicula What are threats to the hotspot?
Human activities on land and at sea threaten the health of all types of marine ecosystems around the world. The greatest threats from land-based activities are into large coastal human populations and the processes of watersheds. Coastal areas are vulnerable to the combined things of land-based and ocean-based impacts. What is being done to preserve the hotspot or prevent further losses?
They are encouraging protection against human damages, and providing water. To prevent future losses they must be Creating protected areas where human activity is limited. 5 facts important to Italy's hotspot?
1)On the island of Gigli in Tuscany there are wild goats called mufloni which is endangered.
2)There is a large rare butterfly called the Parnassus Apollo which is protected because its endangered.
3)In the Pollino National Park in Calabria, there are many different species of animal, including the rare Royal eagle and the Capriol deer.
4)The Aspromonte National Park In Calabria is home to animals such as wolves, falcons, the Bonelli eagle and the Royal owl.
5)Migrating birds see the Mediterranean Sea as a difficult place so they cross it in places that are not so big. 5 facts important to Italy's Hotspot:
1)On the island of Gigli in Tuscany there are wild goats called mufloni which is endangered.
2)There is a large rare butterfly called the Parnassus Apollo which is endangered.
3)The Parnassus Apollo is a protected insect just because its endangered.
4)In the Pollino National Park in Calabria, there are many different species of animal, including the rare Royal eagle and the Capriol deer.
5)The Aspromonte National Park In Calabria is home to animals such as wolves, falcons, the Bonelli eagle and the Royal owl.
Would I want to visit this hotspot?
Yes, because it seems like a very interesting hotspot where there are alot of species and plants that you may have never even heard about and it would be a great sight too see.
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