Fiji

SPI: 7.08

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Fiji

Fiji is an island group in the South Pacific Ocean, with volcanic mountainous terrain and tropical forests. Of more than 330 islands, 110 are inhabited. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Fiji 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 air pollution caused by waste incineration and vehicle emissions; deforestation; and soil erosion.
4.58%

of land currently protected

264

total land vertebrate species

59

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Flying Fox

2
amphibians / 2 endemic
227
birds / 43 endemic
7
mammals / 1 endemic
28
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

Related Resources

More Report Cards

37.15
75.44
73.9
Close
Compare ×
Compare National Report Cards Continue Reviewing

Register