Malta

SPI: 34.26

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Malta

Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. Cliffs dominate the coasts, and inland terrain is rocky and flat. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Malta has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include limited freshwater and deforestation.
28.48%

of land currently protected

124

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Maltese Freshwater Crab

2
amphibians / 0 endemic
101
birds / 0 endemic
11
mammals / 0 endemic
10
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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