Comoros

SPI: 38.55

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Comoros

Comoros is a group of volcanic islands in the Indian Ocean, located between Mozambique and Madagascar. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Comoros has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of birds, mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include deforestation; soil degradation and erosion, which also causes silting of coral reefs.
35.15%

of land currently protected

194

total land vertebrate species

38

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Livingstone's Fruit Bat

0
amphibians / 0 endemic
164
birds / 26 endemic
9
mammals / 4 endemic
21
reptiles / 4 endemic

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

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