Togo

SPI: 49.66

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Togo

Togo is located in Western Africa, with a small southern border on the Bight of Benin at the Atlantic Ocean. Its coasts are marked by marshes, and other terrain features savannas, hills, and plateaus. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Togo has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians and mammals is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include deforestation; desertification; water pollution; and urban air pollution.
12.53%

of land currently protected

1556

total land vertebrate species

1

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Togo Slippery Frog

49
amphibians / 1 endemic
1164
birds / 0 endemic
182
mammals / 0 endemic
161
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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