Mexico & Central America
In terms of landmass, Central America (202,000 mi2) accounts for only 0.1% of the Earth’s surface. But as part of the Mesoamerican hotspot, the tiny subcontinent boasts 7% of the world’s biodiversity.
Stretching for 625 miles along the coast of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, the MesoAmerican Reef is the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. Climate change is putting at risk the livelihoods of nearly two million people along the Reef by affecting infrastructure, tourism developments, agriculture and fishing grounds.