Belize

SPI: 89.91

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Belize

Belize borders the Caribbean Sea in Central America. In addition to coastline, its terrain is flat and swampy, rising to low mountains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by urban use. Belize has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity in Belize include deforestation and water pollution, including the barrier reef, from sewage, industrial effluents, and agricultural runoff.
36.96%

of land currently protected

1282

total land vertebrate species

3

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Baird's Tapir

38
amphibians / 1 endemic
973
birds / 0 endemic
139
mammals / 0 endemic
132
reptiles / 0 endemic

Information on this page was sourced from the CIA World Factbook and the Half-Earth Project Map.

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