Equatorial Guinea

SPI: 70.04

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a coastal country in Central Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Bight of Biafra and located just north of the Equator. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Equatorial Guinea 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; desertification; and water pollution.
19.11%

of land currently protected

1364

total land vertebrate species

16

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Goliath Frog

90
amphibians / 1 endemic
950
birds / 5 endemic
173
mammals / 2 endemic
151
reptiles / 2 endemic

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

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