Djibouti

SPI: 5.3

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Djibouti

Djibouti is a country in Eastern Africa, with coastline on the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. The country is home to Lake Assal, which is the lowest point in Africa and the saltiest lake in the world. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Djibouti has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include water insecurity; water pollution; deforestation; and desertification.
1.23%

of land currently protected

821

total land vertebrate species

1

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Beisa Oryx

7
amphibians / 0 endemic
659
birds / 0 endemic
69
mammals / 0 endemic
86
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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