High-Biodiversity Wilderness Area

A High-Biodiversity Wilderness Area (HBWA) is an elaboration on the IUCN Protected Area classification of a Wilderness Area (Category Ib), which outlines five vast wilderness areas of particularly dense and important levels of biodiversity. The sub-classification was the initiative of Conservation International (CI) in 2003 to identify regions in which at least 70 percent of their original vegetation has remained intact in order to ensure that this is safeguarded and these regions do not become biodiversity hotspots. (wiki)

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Connected Sites


Carlsbad Caverns: North American Deserts, Southwest United States and Mexico
Dja Faunal Reserve: Congo Basin
El Pinacate: North American Deserts, Southwest United States and Mexico
Grand Canyon: North American Deserts, Southwest United States and Mexico
Gulf of California: North American Deserts, Southwest United States and Mexico (Sonora desert)
Lake Malawi: Miombo-Mopane woodlands and savannas
Lopé-Okanda: Congo Basin
Lorentz National Park: New Guinea, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Mana Pools: Miombo-Mopane Woodlands and Savannas
Okavango Delta: Miombo-Mopane Woodlands and Savannas
Sangha Trinational: Congo Basin
Selous Game Reserve: Miombo-Mopane Woodlands and Savannas
Victoria Falls: Mopane: "Mopane woodlands has developed in valleys where the underlying basalt has been exposed." (AB Ev.)
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino: North American Deserts, Southwest United States and Mexico

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