Iceland

SPI: 44.75

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Iceland

Iceland is an island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. Rugged, volcanic mountain peaks and plateau meet the ocean at deeply indented bays and fjords. Iceland has more glacier-covered land than all of continental Europe. 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 water pollution caused by agricultural runoff.
19.39%

of land currently protected

160

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Atlantic Puffin

0
amphibians / 0 endemic
156
birds / 0 endemic
4
mammals / 0 endemic
0
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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