Table 1. Number species/country identified by the Global Gap assessment for nonprioritized and prioritized countries. Significant differences between nonprioritized and prioritized countries are indicated by * for P < 0.1 and ** for P < 0.01 (Wilcoxon rank-sum test).

Priority system Species representation Equity shortfall scores
Gap species/
nonprioritized countries
Gap species/
prioritized countries
ESS/
nonprioritized countries
ESS/
prioritized countries
Consensus 1.0 21.8 ** 3.2 2.5 *
Global 200 0.3 9.9 ** 4.4 2.5 **
Hotspots 1.8 13.0 ** 3.0 2.9
Important Bird Areas 1.4 14.7 ** 2.9 2.9