Uzbekistan

SPI: 22.8

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, with shoreline along the Aral Sea in the northwest. The terrain is primarily desert, with valleys around the Amu Darya and other rivers. In Uzbekistan most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Challenges to biodiversity include pollution and shrinkage of the Aral Sea; desertification; water pollution; soil salination and pollution from agricultural pesticides and nuclear processing.
4.59%

of land currently protected

793

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Saiga Antelope

1
amphibians / 0 endemic
618
birds / 0 endemic
103
mammals / 0 endemic
71
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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