Endemic Species Law and Legal Definition

Endemic species are plant or animal species that are native of, and confined to a particular region. These species are comparatively rare, and are not widespread. They are restricted to a particular area in the earth.

The term may be used to refer mammals, reptiles, bird, or insect species. Endemic species gain attention because they are needed to conserve the biodiversity. Zoogeographists conduct studies on endemic species to study the zoogeographical zones that make up the habitat for different ranges of species.