Kyrgyzstan

SPI: 16.78

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s terrain is completely mountainous, with an average elevation of 2,750 m. The Tien Shan range dominates a landscape and contains many tall peaks, glaciers, and high-altitude lakes. In Kyrgyzstan most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Challenges to biodiversity include water pollution; soil salinity; and air pollution.
6.37%

of land currently protected

718

total land vertebrate species

1

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Snow Leopard

2
amphibians / 0 endemic
565
birds / 0 endemic
90
mammals / 1 endemic
61
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

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