Angola

SPI: 31.75

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Angola

Angola borders the southern Atlantic Ocean, on the eastern coast of Africa. Its narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to a vast interior plateau. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Angola 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. Challenges to biodiversity include overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion; desertification; deforestation; water pollution and water insecurity.
6.61%

of land currently protected

2596

total land vertebrate species

66

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Giant Sable Antelope

128
amphibians / 16 endemic
1833
birds / 18 endemic
299
mammals / 9 endemic
336
reptiles / 9 endemic

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

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