Benin

SPI: 72.05

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Benin

Benin’s landscape is mostly flat plain, which rises to hills and low mountains, and a relatively small coastline along the southern Atlantic Ocean. In Benin most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity in Benin include water pollution; wildlife poaching; deforestation; and desertification, which is accelerated by regular droughts.
18.57%

of land currently protected

1541

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Mona Monkey

40
amphibians / 0 endemic
1150
birds / 0 endemic
181
mammals / 0 endemic
170
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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