Gambia

SPI: 34.86

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Gambia

The Gambia is the smallest country on the African mainland and borders the Atlantic Ocean in western Africa. Its terrain comprises the floodplain of the Gambia River. In Gambia most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include deforestation; desertification; and water pollution.
8.6%

of land currently protected

1176

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Temminick's Bay Colobus

29
amphibians / 0 endemic
939
birds / 0 endemic
115
mammals / 0 endemic
93
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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