Gabon

SPI: 87.41

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Gabon

Gabon is located in Central Africa, at the Equator on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Terrain includes plains and savanna. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Gabon has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include deforestation; solid waste pollution; water pollution from the oil industry; and wildlife poaching.
20.4%

of land currently protected

1556

total land vertebrate species

10

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Western Lowland Gorilla

89
amphibians / 4 endemic
1117
birds / 0 endemic
184
mammals / 2 endemic
166
reptiles / 2 endemic

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

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