Seychelles

SPI: 31.24

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. The country’s varied terrain includes 155 islands, ranging from volcanic mountains to coral atolls. Less than a quarter of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by urban use. Seychelles 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 limited freshwater resources and water pollution.
9.42%

of land currently protected

194

total land vertebrate species

52

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Seychelles Black Parrot

12
amphibians / 11 endemic
152
birds / 23 endemic
5
mammals / 2 endemic
25
reptiles / 2 endemic

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

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