Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30%of its land area. Among 34 biodiversity hotspots identified by Conservation International, about one third distributes in Asia. However, Asia is experiencing severe threats to their biodiversity rich areas and ecosystems.
To better conserve and manage Asia biodiversity, ABCDNet collect species information in Asian countries and areas.
Newly update(2016-2-14): Bird Checklist from BirdLife International (2016): 18,184 records (33 Asian countries and areas).