Liberia

SPI: 15.88

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Liberia

Liberia borders the northern Atlantic Ocean on the western coast of Africa. A rolling coastal plain features mangroves and lagoons, and terrain rises to a grassy plateau and low mountains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Liberia 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; soil erosion; hunting of endangered species for bushmeat; coastal water and river pollution; and poor waste management.
3.7%

of land currently protected

1441

total land vertebrate species

3

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Diana Monkey

68
amphibians / 3 endemic
1060
birds / 0 endemic
189
mammals / 0 endemic
124
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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