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Country vs country: American Samoa and Netherlands compared: Environment

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  • Biodiversity > GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum: GEF benefits index for biodiversity (0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum). GEF benefits index for biodiversity is a composite index of relative biodiversity potential for each country based on the species represented in each country, their threat status, and the diversity of habitat types in each country. The index has been normalized so that values run from 0 (no biodiversity potential) to 100 (maximum biodiversity potential).
  • Biodiversity > Mammal species, threatened: Mammal species, threatened. Mammal species are mammals excluding whales and porpoises. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known.
  • Biodiversity > Number: GEF benefits index for biodiversity is a composite index of relative biodiversity potential for each country based on the species represented in each country, their threat status, and the diversity of habitat types in each country. The index has been normalized so that values run from 0 (no biodiversity potential) to 100 (maximum biodiversity potential)."
  • Biodiversity and protected areas > Marine protected areas > % of total surface area: Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment.
  • Biodiversity and protected areas > Marine protected areas > Number: Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment.
  • Biodiversity and protected areas > Terrestrial protected areas > % of total surface area: Terrestrial protected areas are those officially documented by national authorities.
  • Biodiversity and protected areas > Terrestrial protected areas > Number: Terrestrial protected areas are those officially documented by national authorities.
  • CO2 emissions > Kt: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.
  • Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
  • Endangered species > Bird species: Birds are listed for countries included within their breeding or wintering ranges. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known."
  • Endangered species > Fish species > Number: Fish species are based on Froese, R. and Pauly, D. (eds). 2008. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known."
  • Endangered species > Higher plant species > Number: Higher plants are native vascular plant species. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known."
  • Endangered species > Mammal species > Number: Mammal species are mammals excluding whales and porpoises. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known."
  • Marine protected areas > % of territorial waters: Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters). Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment.
  • Pollution > Carbon dioxide 1999: 1999 total CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement production, and gas flaring. Emissions are expressed in thousand metric tons of carbon (not CO2).
STAT American Samoa Netherlands HISTORY
Biodiversity > GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum 0.27
Ranked 164th. 58% more than Netherlands
0.17
Ranked 177th.

Biodiversity > Mammal species, threatened 1
Ranked 201st.
3
Ranked 170th. 3 times more than American Samoa

Biodiversity > Number 0.27
Ranked 159th. 59% more than Netherlands
0.17
Ranked 173th.

Biodiversity and protected areas > Marine protected areas > % of total surface area 1.74%
Ranked 62nd.
3.08%
Ranked 48th. 77% more than American Samoa

Biodiversity and protected areas > Marine protected areas > Number 7
Ranked 81st. 17% more than Netherlands
6
Ranked 86th.

Biodiversity and protected areas > Terrestrial protected areas > % of total surface area 16.84%
Ranked 59th.
19.77%
Ranked 48th. 17% more than American Samoa

Biodiversity and protected areas > Terrestrial protected areas > Number 4
Ranked 179th.
1,948
Ranked 15th. 487 times more than American Samoa

CO2 emissions > Kt 293.04 kt
Ranked 174th.
140,893.6 kt
Ranked 28th. 481 times more than American Samoa

Current issues limited natural fresh water resources; the water division of the government has spent substantial funds in the past few years to improve water catchments and pipelines water pollution in the form of heavy metals, organic compounds, and nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates; air pollution from vehicles and refining activities; acid rain

Endangered species > Bird species 8
Ranked 115th. 4 times more than Netherlands
2
Ranked 178th.

Endangered species > Fish species > Number 8
Ranked 156th.
11
Ranked 135th. 38% more than American Samoa

Endangered species > Higher plant species > Number 1
Ranked 156th.
0.0
Ranked 196th.

Endangered species > Mammal species > Number 1
Ranked 193th.
4
Ranked 150th. 4 times more than American Samoa

Marine protected areas > % of territorial waters 17.04%
Ranked 22nd. 31 times more than Netherlands
0.541%
Ranked 124th.

Pollution > Carbon dioxide 1999 78
Ranked 169th.
36,747
Ranked 26th. 471 times more than American Samoa

SOURCES: Kiran Dev Pandey, Piet Buys, Ken Chomitz, and David Wheeler's, "Biodiversity Conservation Indicators: New Tools for Priority Setting at the Global Environment Facility" (2006).; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Kiran Dev Pandey, Piet Buys, Ken Chomitz, and David Wheeler's, ""Biodiversity Conservation Indicators: New Tools for Priority Setting at the Global Environment Facility"" (2006).; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, as compiled by the World Resources Institute, based on data from national authorities, national legislation and international agreements.; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and International Union for Conservation of Nature, Red List of Threatened Species.; Froese, R. and Pauly, D. (eds). 2008. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org. version (07/2008). Accessed: 28 September 2008.; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Gregg Marland, Tom Boden, and Bob Andres, University of North Dakota, via net publication

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