Israel

SPI: 39.88

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Israel

Israel borders the Mediterranean Sea in the Middle East. Its terrain includes the Negev Desert, the Dead Sea, low coastal plains, and central mountains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Israel 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 limited natural freshwater; desertification; air pollution; and groundwater pollution.
23.75%

of land currently protected

788

total land vertebrate species

1

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Palestinian Mountain Gazelle

9
amphibians / 1 endemic
576
birds / 0 endemic
97
mammals / 0 endemic
106
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

Related Resources

More Report Cards

31.75
72.89
78.22
92.34
Close
Compare ×
Compare National Report Cards Continue Reviewing

Register