Dominican Republic

SPI: 51.25

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic comprises the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola, an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Highlands and mountains are interspersed with fertile valleys. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Dominican Republic 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 shortages; soil erosion; coral reef damage; and deforestation.
26.3%

of land currently protected

654

total land vertebrate species

45

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Rhinocerous Iguana

36
amphibians / 11 endemic
476
birds / 0 endemic
20
mammals / 0 endemic
122
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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