Guyana

SPI: 36.13

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Guyana

Guyana is a coastal country on the Atlantic Ocean in northern South America. Terrain varies from a low coastal plain to savanna and some of the most pristine areas of the Amazon Rainforest. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Guyana 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 water pollution and deforestation.
8.56%

of land currently protected

2162

total land vertebrate species

30

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Black Caiman

144
amphibians / 23 endemic
1577
birds / 0 endemic
236
mammals / 0 endemic
205
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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