Greece

SPI: 68.77

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Greece

Greece is a peninsular country with mountains that extend to the Aegean Sea and form more than 2,000 islands, less than 200 of which are inhabited. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Greece 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 air pollution; water pollution; degradation of coastal zones; and municipal and industrial waste pollution.
34.12%

of land currently protected

787

total land vertebrate species

14

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Mediterranean Monk Seal

24
amphibians / 3 endemic
597
birds / 0 endemic
101
mammals / 2 endemic
65
reptiles / 2 endemic

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

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