Senegal

SPI: 78.05

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Senegal

Senegal is located on the Atlantic coast of Western Africa. Terrain is primarily low and rolling, with savannas, forests, and mangroves. In Senegal most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion and desertification; droughts and flooding; overfishing; and wildlife poaching.
26.31%

of land currently protected

1453

total land vertebrate species

1

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Atlantic Humpback Whale

34
amphibians / 0 endemic
1119
birds / 0 endemic
163
mammals / 0 endemic
137
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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