Saint Lucia

SPI: 24.02

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. Its tropical terrain includes volcanic mountains and fertile valleys. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Saint Lucia 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. rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include deforestation and soil erosion.
18.57%

of land currently protected

309

total land vertebrate species

17

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Union Island Gecko

4
amphibians / 0 endemic
281
birds / 10 endemic
8
mammals / 0 endemic
16
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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