Burundi

SPI: 33.01

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Burundi

Burundi is hilly and mountainous, home to the crest of the Nile-Congo watershed. It is landlocked, but includes shoreline of Lake Tanganyika. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Burundi has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, birds and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include soil erosion and deforestation.
5.21%

of land currently protected

1710

total land vertebrate species

2

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Chimpanzee

41
amphibians / 2 endemic
1334
birds / 0 endemic
202
mammals / 0 endemic
133
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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