Mozambique

SPI: 76.05

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Mozambique

Mozambique borders the Indian Ocean in Southeastern Africa. Coastal lowlands rise to uplands, plateaus, and mountains. The mouths of the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers are located in Mozambique. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Mozambique 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 urban growth; desertification and soil erosion; deforestation; water pollution; and wildlife poaching.
32.95%

of land currently protected

2002

total land vertebrate species

23

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

African Wild Dog

82
amphibians / 0 endemic
1428
birds / 2 endemic
233
mammals / 2 endemic
259
reptiles / 2 endemic

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

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