Maldives

SPI: 1.14

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Maldives

The Maldives comprise a group of 26 island atolls in the Indian Ocean. It lies atop a submarine ridge of volcanic mountains. In Maldives less than a quarter of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by urban use. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include rising sea levels; depletion of freshwater aquifers; inadequate sewage treatment; and reef bleaching.
0.61%

of land currently protected

79

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Milkfish

0
amphibians / 0 endemic
76
birds / 0 endemic
2
mammals / 0 endemic
1
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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