Côte d’Ivoire

SPI: 83.67

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Côte d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire has a coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean, extending to rolling plains and mountains in the country’s northwest. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Côte d’Ivoire 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; water pollution from sewage and industrial, mining, and agricultural effluents.
22.21%

of land currently protected

1839

total land vertebrate species

11

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

African Forest Elephant

96
amphibians / 5 endemic
1323
birds / 0 endemic
246
mammals / 1 endemic
174
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

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