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Biodiversity hotspots are of particular concern to conservation biologists because their high levels of biodiversity make protection efforts at these sites especially impactful. A conservation ecologist has been tasked with evaluating several sites proposed for legal protection and determining whether any of them are biodiversity hotspots.

What indicators of biodiversity hotspots should he look for when visiting these sites? Select ALL that apply.

A

Large land area.

B

Unusually high numbers of endemic species.

C

Endangered or threatened species.

D

A large variety of species from a wide range of taxonomic groups.

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