Uganda

SPI: 71.47

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Uganda

Uganda is an equatorial country located in Central Africa. Its southwestern border runs along Lake Victoria, one of the world’s biggest freshwater lakes. Uganda’s terrain features a dominant plateau circled by mountains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Uganda has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include wetlands degradation; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water pollution; and wildlife poaching.
15.12%

of land currently protected

2670

total land vertebrate species

8

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Moutain Gorilla

71
amphibians / 3 endemic
2012
birds / 2 endemic
350
mammals / 1 endemic
237
reptiles / 1 endemic

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

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