Bahamas

SPI: 38.55

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Bahamas

The Bahamas are a chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, near but not technically bordering the Caribbean Sea. Terrain is characterized by long, flat coral formations and low hills. More than half of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by urban use. Bahamas 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 the Bahamas include coral reef decay and solid waste disposal.
33.03%

of land currently protected

571

total land vertebrate species

30

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Bahama Swallow

7
amphibians / 1 endemic
513
birds / 4 endemic
9
mammals / 2 endemic
42
reptiles / 2 endemic

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

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