Suriname

SPI: 59.6

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Suriname

Suriname borders the Atlantic Ocean on the northeastern coast of South America. Swampy coasts transition to inland hills and tropical rain forests. In Suriname most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by urban use. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include deforestation and water pollution due to mining activities.
11.36%

of land currently protected

1831

total land vertebrate species

7

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Giant Otter

106
amphibians / 4 endemic
1332
birds / 0 endemic
210
mammals / 0 endemic
183
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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