This is the first volume in the new multi-volume set, Global Biodiversity. Each volume in this series aims to provide insightful information on the biodiversity of selected nations in particular regions. The volumes summarize the available data on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and microbes of the different nations.

Global Biodiversity, Volume 1: Selected Countries in Asia focuses on selected countries of Asia, providing an abundance of biodiversity information on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Vietnam.

The first chapter in the volume provides an informative overview of what is biodiversity along with biogeographic classifications. It provides explanations of biodiversity patterns and species number; biodiversity conservation, protection, and international commitments and cooperation; biodiversity threats and drivers of change (such as human population growth, climate change, land use change); and the economics of biodiversity as well.

chapter Chapter 1|32 pages

Global Biodiversity Threats and Development Trends

ByKjetil Bevanger

chapter Chapter 2|54 pages

Biodiversity in Afghanistan

ByS.-W. Breckle, I. C. Hedge, M. D. Rafiqpoor

chapter Chapter 3|11 pages

Biodiversity in Bangladesh

BySharif A. Mukul, Shekhar R. Biswas, A. Z. M. Manzoor Rashid

chapter Chapter 4|36 pages

Biodiversity in India

ByT. Pullaiah

chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

Biodiversity in Indonesia

ByDidik Widyatmoko

chapter Chapter 6|37 pages

Biodiversity in Iran

ByM. M. Dehshiri

chapter Chapter 7|37 pages

Biodiversity in Iraq

ByNature Iraq

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Biodiversity in Japan

ByTakafumi Ohsawa, Fumiko Nakao, Tohru Nakashizuka

chapter Chapter 9|48 pages

Biodiversity in Lebanon

BySalma N. Talhouk, M. Itani, M. Al-Zein

chapter Chapter 10|43 pages

Biodiversity in Malaysia

ByA. Latiff

chapter Chapter 11|44 pages

Biodiversity in Mongolia

ByGombobaatar Sundev, Nathan Conaboy, Urgamal Magsar, Terbish Khayankhirvaa, Gantigmaa Chuluunbaatar

chapter Chapter 12|31 pages

Biodiversity in Myanmar

ByNaing Zaw Htun

chapter Chapter 13|46 pages

Biodiversity in Nepal

ByKrishna K. Shrestha, Siddhartha B. Bajracharya

chapter Chapter 14|30 pages

Biodiversity in Vietnam

ByP. K. Loc, M. D. Yen, Leonid Averyanov