Burkina Faso

SPI: 89.25

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is characterized by rolling plains, a grassland plateau crossed by the Red, Black, and White Volta Rivers. The country’s north borders the Sahara Desert. In Burkina Faso most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Challenges to biodiversity include drought and desertification; urban development; soil degradation; and deforestation.
16.61%

of land currently protected

1254

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Slender Snouted Crocodile

29
amphibians / 0 endemic
950
birds / 0 endemic
158
mammals / 0 endemic
117
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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