Germany

SPI: 89.39

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Germany

Germany’s terrain includes coastline on the Baltic Sea, the source of the Danube River and the mouth of the Elba River, and the Alps mountains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Germany has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of mammals is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include air pollution; acid rain; pollution in the Baltic Sea from raw sewage and industrial effluents; and hazardous waste disposal.
39.68%

of land currently protected

697

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

European Mink

23
amphibians / 0 endemic
578
birds / 0 endemic
81
mammals / 0 endemic
15
reptiles / 0 endemic

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

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