Chad

SPI: 65.7

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Chad

Chad contains a variety of landscapes, including arid plains, desert, mountains, and lowlands. The protected Lakes of Ounianga in northern Chad are 18 interconnected freshwater, saline, and hypersaline lakes. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Chad has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include water insecurity; improper waste disposal; soil and water pollution; and desertification.
12.34%

of land currently protected

1413

total land vertebrate species

3

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Dama Gazelle

32
amphibians / 3 endemic
1076
birds / 0 endemic
147
mammals / 0 endemic
158
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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