United Kingdom

SPI: 77.54

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is an island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of mainland Europe. The coastline is deeply indented, and inland terrain is mostly low and rugged, with plains, hills, and low mountains. In United Kingdom 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 urban air pollution; soil pollution; marine and coastal habitat degradation.
27.69%

of land currently protected

544

total land vertebrate species

2

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Eurasian Beaver

14
amphibians / 0 endemic
475
birds / 2 endemic
49
mammals / 0 endemic
6
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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