Samoa

SPI: 8.51

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Samoa

Samoa is composed of a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The country has a narrow coastal plain that rises to inland, volcanic mountains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Samoa 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. The rarity of marine mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include soil erosion; deforestation; invasive species; and overfishing.
6.28%

of land currently protected

155

total land vertebrate species

14

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Dwarf Olive Ibis

0
amphibians / 0 endemic
136
birds / 13 endemic
4
mammals / 1 endemic
15
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

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