Ukraine

SPI: 67.3

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Ukraine

Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe with a southern border on the Black Sea. Fertile steppes and plains rise to the Carpathian mountains in the west. The Dneiper River bisects the landscape. In Ukraine most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include air and water pollution; land degradation; deforestation; and radiation contamination from the 1986 Chornobyl accident.
13.11%

of land currently protected

752

total land vertebrate species

3

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Great Snipe

20
amphibians / 0 endemic
595
birds / 0 endemic
110
mammals / 2 endemic
27
reptiles / 2 endemic

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

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