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endemism

[′en·də‚miz·əm]
(medicine)
The state or quality of being endemic.
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'The Al Hajar Mountains are unique as they are home to a very high number of endemic species of both plants and animals.
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Besides, construction of a visit center and green theater for cultural activities of scientific and educational sphere is going to be implemented, as well as the expansion of endangered and endemic species of Uzbekistan's flora included to the Red Book.
Moreover; as some of the rocks which are rich in endemic species, whet appetite for mining facilities, these areas are specially chosen and such natural places rich in unique and endemic species are destroyed totally.
This archipelago contains the only mid-ocean granitic islands on the planet and offers sanctuaries for numerous endemic species of flora and fauna that are amongst the rarest on earth.
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A detailed introduction reviews the region covered, changes in taxonomic status since the last edition, and phylogenetic families included, as well as a listing of endemic species and good locations for viewing them.