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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Environment Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adjusted net national income > Constant 2000 US$ $1.84 billion 2009 94th out of 101
Biodiversity > Bird species, threatened 13 2013 97th out of 209
CO2 Emissions per 1000 0.121 2003 157th out of 174
Carbon efficiency 0.6 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998 106th out of 141
Current issues rapid population growth pressuring the environment; overharvesting of timber, expansion of cattle grazing, and slash-and-burn agriculture have resulted in deforestation and soil exhaustion; civil war depleted natural resources; overfishing 2011
Ecological footprint 0.73 2000 139th out of 141
Endangered species > Bird species 10 2008 95th out of 197
Forest area > Sq. km > Per capita 4.98 km² per 1,000 people 2005 76th out of 193
Marine fish catch 41,909 tons 1999 66th out of 139
National parks > Number of parks 2 2014 26th out of 27
Proportion of land area under protection 10.5% 2012 130th out of 217
Total renewable water resources 160 cu km 1987 7th out of 17
Total renewable water resources per million 42.09 cu km 1987 7th out of 16
Water > Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban and rural 57.48 2011 182nd out of 194
Water > Severe water stress 0.0 2000 126th out of 140

SOURCES: The Changing Wealth of Nations: Measuring Sustainable Development in the New Millennium; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Living Planet Report 2000, Gland, Switzerland: 2000, and Redefining Progress.; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and International Union for Conservation of Nature, Red List of Threatened Species.; World Development Indicators database; FAOSTAT on-line database; Wikipedia: List of national parks (Africa); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGap 2.1, 2000 via ciesin.org

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