El Salvador

SPI: 20.42

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: El Salvador

El Salvador borders the North Pacific Ocean in Central America, and its terrain is mostly mountainous. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. El Salvador 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; soil erosion and pollution; and water pollution.
9.21%

of land currently protected

1204

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Hawksbill Turtle

34
amphibians / 0 endemic
919
birds / 0 endemic
138
mammals / 0 endemic
113
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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