Cyprus

SPI: 87.54

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Cyprus

Cyprus is an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, with mountains in the north and south; meeting in a central plain. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Cyprus has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include water insecurity; water pollution; coastal degradation; erosion; and urbanization.
59.61%

of land currently protected

345

total land vertebrate species

1

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Cyprus Warbler

3
amphibians / 0 endemic
291
birds / 0 endemic
28
mammals / 0 endemic
23
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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