Barbados

SPI: 0.84

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Barbados

Barbados is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. Leading inland from the coast, the primary terrain is relatively flat. Highlands rise in Barbados’ central region. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Barbados 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 fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity in Barbados include pollution of coastal waters; soil erosion. Illegal solid waste disposal also threatens contamination of the country’s aquifers.
1.69%

of land currently protected

332

total land vertebrate species

3

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Hawksbill Turtle

2
amphibians / 0 endemic
311
birds / 0 endemic
8
mammals / 0 endemic
11
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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