Effective representation of all species in local conservation planning is a major challenge, particularly in poorly known but highly fragmented biological 'hotspots'. Based on 105 months of studies over 49 years, we reviewed the status of 915 species and 910 subspecies of butterflies known in the Philippines. We identified 133 globally threatened and conservation-dependent endemic Philippine taxa. The current system of 18 priority protected areas provides at least one protected area for 65 of these but no are…
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