Trinidad and Tobago

SPI: 35.2

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago comprise an island nation in the Caribbean Sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. Its terrain is characterized by plains that rise to low mountains that extend from the Andes Mountains on the coast of northern South America. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Trinidad and Tobago has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include water and coastal pollution; deforestation; soil erosion; and fisheries and wildlife depletion.
27.83%

of land currently protected

1019

total land vertebrate species

17

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Golden Tree Frog

36
amphibians / 7 endemic
801
birds / 0 endemic
87
mammals / 1 endemic
95
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

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