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The Philippines is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, possessing more than 12,000 different species of plants, 560 recognized bird species, 180 species of terrestrial mammals, 250 reptiles, 400 species of coral, and 1,000 different fishes. A good percentage of these species are also endemic to the country and are never found anywhere else in the world.

In line with wildlife conservation efforts, WikiPilipinas presents the Species Portal, a page inside the website compiling and presenting information on Philippine species. Disseminating knowledge is always key to the preservation of these creatures, and the Species Portal will provide a platform for this advocacy.