Cameroon

SPI: 33.03

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Cameroon

Terrain in Cameroon ranges from coastal plains on the Gulf of Guinea to a central plateau, mountains in the west, and more plains to the north. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Cameroon 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; overgrazing result in erosion, desertification, and reduced quality of pastureland; poaching; overfishing; and overhunting.
10.97%

of land currently protected

2598

total land vertebrate species

91

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Cross River Gorilla

196
amphibians / 55 endemic
1768
birds / 6 endemic
340
mammals / 17 endemic
294
reptiles / 17 endemic

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

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