Dominica

SPI: 19.59

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Dominica

Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea of the Atlantic Ocean. Its terrain is dominated by rugged mountains formed by volcanic activity, and Dominica contains more volcanoes than any other Caribbean island. Boiling Lake is one of the world’s biggest natural hot springs. Dominica has been nicknamed “Nature Island” because of its diverse and lush landscapes. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Dominica 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 water insecurity and pollution; coastal pollution; farming pressures on forests; and soil erosion.
20.61%

of land currently protected

320

total land vertebrate species

10

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Mountain Chicken Frog

4
amphibians / 1 endemic
289
birds / 5 endemic
12
mammals / 0 endemic
15
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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