Sudan

SPI: 11.83

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Sudan

Sudan is a coastal country in Northeastern Africa, with a border along the Red Sea. Its terrain is flat, with the southern dunes of the Sahara Desert in the north. The White Nile and Blue Nile Rivers converge in Sudan to flow northward together as the Nile River. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Sudan 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 fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include water pollution; water insecurity and drought; wildlife hunting; soil erosion; desertification; and deforestation.
0.45%

of land currently protected

1587

total land vertebrate species

12

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Rhim Gazelle

23
amphibians / 0 endemic
1226
birds / 1 endemic
181
mammals / 7 endemic
157
reptiles / 7 endemic

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

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