Azerbaijan

SPI: 50.68

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is bordered by the Caucasus Mountains in the north, and its Apsheron Peninsula just into the Caspian Sea. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Local scientists consider the Apsheron Peninsula and Caspian Sea to be ecologically devastated due to severe pollution of their air, soil, and water. Surface and underground water are threatened by oil spills, pesticides, toxic runoff, industrial wastewater, and agricultural runoff.
9.87%

of land currently protected

800

total land vertebrate species

1

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Eastern Tur

9
amphibians / 0 endemic
596
birds / 0 endemic
111
mammals / 0 endemic
84
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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