Micronesia

SPI: 0

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Micronesia

Micronesia is a group of more than 600 islands in the Oceania region of the North Pacific Ocean. Its islands range from coral atolls to high, volcanic mountains. Micronesia has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of birds, mammals and reptiles is also high. 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 overfishing; sea level rise; water pollution; mining pollution; and solid waste disposal.
0.02%

of land currently protected

198

total land vertebrate species

39

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Hawaiian Monk Seal

0
amphibians / 0 endemic
170
birds / 32 endemic
6
mammals / 4 endemic
22
reptiles / 4 endemic

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

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