Argentina

SPI: 37.15

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Argentina

Argentina is home to a variety of land types: Atlantic coastline, Pampas plains, plateaus of Patagonia, and the rugged Andes Mountains. These diverse geophysical landscapes range from tropical climates in the north to tundra in the far south. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Argentina 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 include deforestation, soil degradation, desertification, air pollution, and water pollution.
8.24%

of land currently protected

2911

total land vertebrate species

322

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Pink Fairy Armadillo

162
amphibians / 46 endemic
1926
birds / 24 endemic
358
mammals / 78 endemic
465
reptiles / 78 endemic

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

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