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Thanks to The Kwongan Foundation at the University of Western Australia for supporting this video: http://www.plants.uwa.edu.au/alumni/kwongan

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IMAGE CREDITS:

Kwongan - Kwongan Foundation
http://www.plants.uwa.edu.au/alumni/kwongan

Rainforest - Bishnu Sarangi (Public Domain)
http://pixabay.com/es/selva-parque-nacional-mollem-384944/

Meadows - Wikimedia user Nikater (Public Domain)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blumenwiese_bei_Obermaiselstein05.jpg

Forest - Hansueli Krapf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swiss_National_Park_131.JPG

Wetland - Wikimedia user Martinsnm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Laguna01.jpg

Indian Market - Courtesy Shutterstock

Chinatown Bangkok - Yoav David
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chinatown_Bangkok.jpg

Language and Poverty map data:
http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=WDI&f=Indicator_Code%3ANY.GNP.PCAP.CD
http://asjp.clld.org/

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