Tunisia

SPI: 17.32

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Tunisia

Tunisia is located on the northern coast of Africa, with a border along the Mediterranean Sea. Terrain transitions from mountains in the north Sahara Desert to central plains that meet the Sahara Desert in Tunisia’s south. In Tunisia most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include toxic waste; water pollution; limited freshwater; deforestation; and soil erosion and desertification.
4.38%

of land currently protected

684

total land vertebrate species

2

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Cuvier's Gazelle

6
amphibians / 0 endemic
537
birds / 0 endemic
70
mammals / 1 endemic
71
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

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