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Plant and animal endemism in the eastern Andean slope: challenges to conservation

Jennifer J Swenson110*, Bruce E Young1, Stephan Beck2, Pat Comer1, Jesús H Córdova3, Jessica Dyson111, Dirk Embert4, Filomeno Encarnación5, Wanderley Ferreira6, Irma Franke3, Dennis Grossman112, Pilar Hernandez113, Sebastian K Herzog7, Carmen Josse1, Gonzalo Navarro6, Víctor Pacheco3, Bruce A Stein114, Martín Timaná115, Antonio Tovar8, Carolina Tovar8, Julieta Vargas9 and Carlos M Zambrana-Torrelio162

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1 NatureServe, 4600 North Fairfax Drive, Floor 7, Arlington, VA 22203, USA

2 Herbario Nacional de Bolivia, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia

3 Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Apartado 140434, Lima-14, Perú

4 Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, km 7,5 Doble Vía la Guardia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Casilla 2241

5 Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana, Iquitos, Perú

6 Rumbol, S.R.L. Av. Dorbigni 1608, Cochabamba, Bolivia

7 Asociación Armonía, BirdLife Internacional, Avenida Lomas de Arena 400, Casilla 3566, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

8 Centro de Datos para la Conservación, Departamento de Manejo Forestal, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Apartado 456, Lima 100, Perú

9 Museo Nacional de Historial Natural, Colección Boliviana de Fauna, Casilla 8706, La Paz, Bolivia

10 Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA

11 The Nature Conservancy, 99 Bedford St., 5th Floor, Boston MA 02111 USA

12 The Nature Conservancy, 4245 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 USA

13 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 50 Bloomington Road W, Aurora, ON L4G 3G8

14 National Wildlife Federation, 901 E Street, NW Suite 400, Washington DC, 20004 USA

15 Departamento de Ciencias, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Av. Universitaria 1801, Lima 32, Peru

16 EcoHealth Alliance - 460 W 34th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA

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BMC Ecology 2012, 12:1  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-1

Published: 27 January 2012

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Species distribution modeling, Ecological System mapping, endemism and irreplaceability, gap analysis.

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Endemic species model results.

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Gap analysis results.

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Ecological system accuracy assessment.

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Sources of species locality data and expert reviewer list.

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Enlarged map of SE Peru; Vertebrate Endemism & Ecological Systems.

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