Ghana

SPI: 77.21

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Ghana

Ghana borders the Atlantic Ocean at the Gulf of Guinea. Its terrain is low plains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Ghana has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include recurrent drought; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction; water pollution; and water insecurity.
14.8%

of land currently protected

1839

total land vertebrate species

9

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Diana Monkey

79
amphibians / 5 endemic
1344
birds / 0 endemic
241
mammals / 1 endemic
175
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

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