Guatemala

SPI: 29.85

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Guatemala

Guatemala is a coastal country bordering the North Pacific Ocean in Central America. Tropical forests and two mountain ranges cross the country. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Guatemala 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; soil erosion; water pollution.
19.25%

of land currently protected

1966

total land vertebrate species

70

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

White Lipped Peccary

142
amphibians / 43 endemic
1350
birds / 1 endemic
207
mammals / 3 endemic
267
reptiles / 3 endemic

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

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