Guinea

SPI: 59.78

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Guinea

Guinea is a coastal country in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. Rising from the coastal plain, Guinea’s terrain is hilly to mountainous, with highlands providing the source for the Niger River. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Guinea 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; water insecurity; desertification; soil contamination and erosion; overfishing; and water pollution.
23.72%

of land currently protected

1856

total land vertebrate species

11

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Western Chimpanzee

88
amphibians / 6 endemic
1354
birds / 0 endemic
239
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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