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Tuvalu

Tuvalu Environment Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Biodiversity > Bird species, threatened 1 2013 202nd out of 209
Biodiversity > Fish species, threatened 10 2013 160th out of 209
Biodiversity > Mammal species, threatened 1 2013 200th out of 209
Biodiversity > Number 0.27 2008 158th out of 197
Coral reefs > Area > Per $ GDP 58.2 sq km per $1 million 1967 1st out of 1
Current issues since there are no streams or rivers and groundwater is not potable, most water needs must be met by catchment systems with storage facilities (the Japanese Government has built one desalination plant and plans to build one other); beachhead erosion because of the use of sand for building materials; excessive clearance of forest undergrowth for use as fuel; damage to coral reefs from the spread of the Crown of Thorns starfish; Tuvalu is concerned about global increases in greenhouse gas emissions and their effect on rising sea levels, which threaten the country's underground water table; in 2000, the government appealed to Australia and New Zealand to take in Tuvaluans if rising sea levels should make evacuation necessary 2011
Endangered species > Bird species 1 2008 186th out of 197
Endangered species > Fish species > Number 8 2008 155th out of 197
Endangered species > Higher plant species > Number 0.0 2008 190th out of 197
Endangered species > Mammal species > Number 2 2008 182nd out of 197
Pollution > Ozone depleting substance consumption 0.01 2011 155th out of 164
Proportion of land area under protection 1.94% 2012 198th out of 217
Water > Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Rural 97.03 2011 72nd out of 190
Water > Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban 98.3 2011 98th out of 198
Water > Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban and rural 97.67 2011 79th out of 194

SOURCES: United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Froese, R. and Pauly, D. (eds). 2008. FishBase database, www.fishbase.org.; 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).; World Atlas of Coral Reefs accessible via United Nations Environment Program; 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 Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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Tuvalu Environment Profiles (Subcategories)

Biodiversity 7 Pollution 4
Biodiversity and protected areas 4 Sanitation 3
Endangered species 4 Water 5