Central African Republic

SPI: 78.34

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Central African Republic

Terrain in Central African Republic is a broad, rolling plateau. It is home to the source of the Ubangi River. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Central African Republic has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include water pollution; poaching; desertification; deforestation; and soil erosion.
17.47%

of land currently protected

2000

total land vertebrate species

3

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Giant Eland

79
amphibians / 2 endemic
1423
birds / 0 endemic
272
mammals / 1 endemic
226
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

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