Philippines

SPI: 26.6

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago in Southeastern Asia. Its coasts border the Philippine Sea and South China Sea in the Western Pacific Ocean. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Philippines 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; air and water pollution; and degradation of coral reefs and mangrove swamps.
9.06%

of land currently protected

1721

total land vertebrate species

808

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Tamaraw

102
amphibians / 78 endemic
1114
birds / 390 endemic
187
mammals / 111 endemic
318
reptiles / 111 endemic

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

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