United States

SPI: 47.55

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: United States

Uruguay is a coastal country in southeastern South America, with an eastern border along the South Atlantic Ocean. Terrain is characterized by lowlands, grasslands, and a fertile coastal plain. The Rio Negro splits the northern and southern landscape. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Uruguay has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians and mammals is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include water pollution; heavy metal pollution; hazardous waste; and deforestation.
13.35%

of land currently protected

2650

total land vertebrate species

501

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Florida Panther

278
amphibians / 179 endemic
1644
birds / 106 endemic
372
mammals / 105 endemic
356
reptiles / 105 endemic

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

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