Hot spots are priority areas for in situ conservation. The key criteria for determining a hot spot is/are
(a) location in developed/undeveloped country
(b) vicinity to the sea
(c) number of endemic species and degree of threat
(d) all of the above

(c) : Conservation is the protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and natural resources such as forests and water. In situ conservation is a conservation of habitats, species and ecosystems where they naturally occur. This is in-situ conservation and the natural processes and interaction are conserved as well as the elements of biodiversity Hotspots of biodiversity is a popular approach for selecting priority areas has been to select hotspots of diversity. Since it is not possible to conserve all biodiversity due to lack of resources and the need to use land for human activities, areas are prioritised to those which are most in need of conservation 'Hotspot' a term used to design regions of high conservation priority combining high richness, high endemism and high threat.

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