Turkmenistan

SPI: 18.06

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Turkmenistan

Turkemenistan is located in Central Asia, with a northeastern border on the Caspian Sea. The country’s terrain varies from the Garagum Desert to forested mountains. In Turkmenistan 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 soil and groundwater pollution; soil salination; soil erosion and desertification.
2.99%

of land currently protected

809

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Caspian Seal

4
amphibians / 0 endemic
606
birds / 0 endemic
99
mammals / 0 endemic
100
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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