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Environment > Biodiversity > GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Brazil 100 2008
2 United States 94.22 2008
3 Australia 87.69 2008
4 Indonesia 80.96 2008
5 Mexico 68.68 2008
6 China 66.61 2008
7 Colombia 51.52 2008
8 India 39.93 2008
9 Japan 35.96 2008
10 Russia 34.13 2008
11 Peru 33.36 2008
12 Philippines 32.33 2008
13 Ecuador 29.34 2008
14 Madagascar 29.22 2008
15 Papua New Guinea 25.43 2008
16 Venezuela 25.33 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 24.89 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 23.57 2008
17 Canada 21.51 2008
18 South Africa 20.74 2008
19 New Zealand 20.23 2008
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo 19.95 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 19.75 2008
21 Argentina 17.72 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 17.51 2008
22 Chile 15.32 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 14.78 2008
23 Tanzania 14.76 2008
24 Malaysia 13.86 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 12.56 2008
25 Bolivia 12.55 2008
26 Cuba 12.54 2008
27 Cameroon 12.51 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 12.4 2008
28 Vietnam 12.05 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 11.85 2008
29 Panama 10.95 2008
South Asia average (profile) 10.16 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 10.03 2008
30 Burma 10.02 2008
31 Costa Rica 9.72 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 9.03 2008
32 Kenya 8.82 2008
33 New Caledonia 8.55 2008
34 Ethiopia 8.38 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 8.37 2008
35 Angola 8.26 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 8.06 2008
=36 Thailand 8.02 2008
=36 Guatemala 8.02 2008
38 Sri Lanka 7.86 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 7.81 2008
39 Iran 7.31 2008
40 Honduras 7.23 2008
41 Mozambique 7.18 2008
42 Spain 6.84 2008
43 Turkey 6.23 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 6.18 2008
44 Somalia 6.08 2008
45 Nigeria 6.01 2008
46 Dominican Republic 5.96 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 5.54 2008
47 Portugal 5.52 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.44 2008
48 France 5.3 2008
49 Haiti 5.22 2008
50 Namibia 5.15 2008
=51 Sudan 5.14 2008
=51 Kazakhstan 5.14 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 5.14 2008
53 Laos 5.01 2008
54 Pakistan 4.88 2008
55 French Polynesia 4.57 2008
failed states average (profile) 4.49 2008
56 Jamaica 4.43 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.42 2008
57 Solomon Islands 4.37 2008
58 Mongolia 4.16 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 4.05 2008
59 Puerto Rico 4.05 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.03 2008
60 Fiji 3.86 2008
61 Italy 3.85 2008
62 Zambia 3.76 2008
63 Oman 3.71 2008
64 Republic of the Congo 3.62 2008
65 The Bahamas 3.56 2008
66 United Kingdom 3.55 2008
67 Malawi 3.53 2008
68 Seychelles 3.52 2008
=69 Morocco 3.48 2008
=69 Cambodia 3.48 2008
71 Cote d'Ivoire 3.44 2008
72 Afghanistan 3.41 2008
73 Mauritius 3.28 2008
74 Nicaragua 3.27 2008
75 Yemen 3.24 2008
76 Saudi Arabia 3.21 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.09 2008
77 Gabon 3.04 2008
78 Guyana 2.95 2008
79 Egypt 2.91 2008
80 Algeria 2.85 2008
81 Greece 2.8 2008
82 Uganda 2.77 2008
83 Paraguay 2.75 2008
84 Suriname 2.68 2008
85 Sao Tome and Principe 2.65 2008
86 Federated States of Micronesia 2.61 2008
87 Liberia 2.56 2008
88 Cape Verde 2.41 2008
89 Comoros 2.3 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 2.3 2008
90 Guinea 2.26 2008
=91 Trinidad and Tobago 2.24 2008
=91 Northern Mariana Islands 2.24 2008
93 Chad 2.17 2008
94 Nepal 2.14 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2.12 2008
95 Vanuatu 2.09 2008
96 Zimbabwe 1.93 2008
97 Ghana 1.86 2008
98 Turkmenistan 1.85 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.84 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 1.78 2008
99 South Korea 1.72 2008
100 Belize 1.7 2008
Europe average (profile) 1.66 2008
101 Samoa 1.63 2008
102 Libya 1.59 2008
103 Iraq 1.56 2008
104 Central African Republic 1.52 2008
=105 Equatorial Guinea 1.5 2008
=105 Mali 1.5 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 1.5 2008
107 Bangladesh 1.45 2008
108 Botswana 1.41 2008
109 Maldives 1.39 2008
110 Saint Lucia 1.36 2008
111 Mauritania 1.33 2008
112 Marshall Islands 1.32 2008
113 Norway 1.31 2008
114 Sierra Leone 1.29 2008
=115 Palau 1.25 2008
=115 Uruguay 1.25 2008
117 Bermuda 1.22 2008
European Union average (profile) 1.21 2008
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 1.13 2008
118 Bhutan 1.12 2008
=119 Uzbekistan 1.09 2008
=119 Kyrgyzstan 1.09 2008
121 Kiribati 1.08 2008
122 Greenland 1.05 2008
123 Senegal 1.02 2008
124 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.01 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 0.983 2008
125 Tonga 0.965 2008
126 Niger 0.923 2008
127 El Salvador 0.894 2008
128 Dominica 0.88 2008
129 Syria 0.866 2008
130 Rwanda 0.852 2008
131 Eritrea 0.838 2008
=132 Israel 0.809 2008
=132 Bulgaria 0.809 2008
134 Azerbaijan 0.795 2008
Western Europe average (profile) 0.77 2008
135 Antigua and Barbuda 0.71 2008
=136 Tajikistan 0.696 2008
=136 Iceland 0.696 2008
=138 Romania 0.653 2008
=138 North Korea 0.653 2008
=140 East Timor 0.639 2008
=140 Georgia 0.639 2008
=140 Germany 0.639 2008
=143 Cayman Islands 0.625 2008
=143 Croatia 0.625 2008
145 Guinea-Bissau 0.568 2008
=146 Ireland 0.554 2008
=146 Grenada 0.554 2008
148 Poland 0.525 2008
149 Tunisia 0.497 2008
150 Djibouti 0.483 2008
151 Ukraine 0.468 2008
152 Cyprus 0.454 2008
153 Jordan 0.398 2008
=154 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.369 2008
=154 Barbados 0.369 2008
156 Faeroe Islands 0.341 2008
=157 Aruba 0.327 2008
=157 Austria 0.327 2008
=157 Burundi 0.327 2008
=160 Lesotho 0.312 2008
=160 Togo 0.312 2008
162 Sweden 0.298 2008
=163 Burkina Faso 0.27 2008
=163 American Samoa 0.27 2008
=163 Tuvalu 0.27 2008
166 Serbia 0.241 2008
=167 Benin 0.227 2008
=167 Armenia 0.227 2008
=167 Switzerland 0.227 2008
=170 United Arab Emirates 0.213 2008
=170 Guam 0.213 2008
172 Republic of Macedonia 0.199 2008
173 Albania 0.185 2008
=174 Netherlands 0.17 2008
=174 Finland 0.17 2008
=174 Lebanon 0.17 2008
=174 Slovenia 0.17 2008
=178 Denmark 0.156 2008
=178 Hungary 0.156 2008
=180 Swaziland 0.128 2008
=180 Slovakia 0.128 2008
=180 Brunei 0.128 2008
=180 Kuwait 0.128 2008
=180 Singapore 0.128 2008
185 Czech Republic 0.114 2008
186 The Gambia 0.0994 2008
187 Qatar 0.071 2008
=188 Estonia 0.0568 2008
=188 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0568 2008
190 Latvia 0.0426 2008
=191 Bahrain 0.0284 2008
=191 Lithuania 0.0284 2008
=191 Belarus 0.0284 2008
=191 Malta 0.0284 2008
=195 Moldova 0.0142 2008
=195 Belgium 0.0142 2008
=197 Monaco 0.0 2008
=197 Montenegro 0.0 2008
=197 Liechtenstein 0.0 2008
=197 Isle of Man 0.0 2008
=197 Luxembourg 0.0 2008
=197 Andorra 0.0 2008
=197 Channel Islands 0.0 2008
=197 San Marino 0.0 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Biodiversity > GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Biodiversity/GEF-benefits-index-for-biodiversity/0-=-no-biodiversity-potential-to-100-=-maximum

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