The situation in which a species is restricted to a particular geographic region as a result of factors such as isolation or in response to abiotic conditions.
Adapted from Oxford Dictionary of Ecology 2010 1
The ecological state of being unique to a particular geographic location, such as a specific island, habitat type, nation or other defined zone.
International Finance Corporation (IFC) 2012 2
References & Websites
- Allaby M (ed) (2010) A Dictionary of Ecology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
- IFC (2012) Performance Standard 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources. International Finance Corporation, Washington DC, U.S.A