Guinea-Bissau

SPI: 81.57

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a coastal country in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. The estuarian coastal plain extnes to savanna, and several islands lie offshore. In Guinea-Bissau most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; and overfishing.
24.87%

of land currently protected

1163

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Pygmy Hippo

Hippo underwater.
34
amphibians / 0 endemic
904
birds / 0 endemic
125
mammals / 0 endemic
100
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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