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Environment > Biodiversity > GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum per million: 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). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Palau 61.76 2008
2 Seychelles 40.49 2008
3 Northern Mariana Islands 39.11 2008
4 New Caledonia 35.03 2008
5 Tuvalu 27.56 2008
6 Marshall Islands 25.27 2008
7 Federated States of Micronesia 25 2008
8 Bermuda 18.7 2008
9 Greenland 18.65 2008
10 French Polynesia 17.39 2008
11 Sao Tome and Principe 15.78 2008
12 Dominica 12.42 2008
13 Cayman Islands 11.81 2008
14 Kiribati 11.38 2008
15 The Bahamas 10.23 2008
16 Tonga 9.38 2008
17 Vanuatu 9.26 2008
18 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.23 2008
19 Samoa 8.9 2008
20 Solomon Islands 8.68 2008
21 Antigua and Barbuda 8.32 2008
22 Saint Lucia 7.89 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 7.25 2008
23 Faeroe Islands 6.87 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 5.95 2008
24 Belize 5.8 2008
25 Grenada 5.33 2008
26 Suriname 5.21 2008
27 Cape Verde 4.98 2008
28 New Zealand 4.74 2008
29 American Samoa 4.73 2008
30 Fiji 4.58 2008
31 Maldives 4.43 2008
32 Australia 4.1 2008
33 Papua New Guinea 3.88 2008
34 Guyana 3.81 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 3.61 2008
35 Comoros 3.54 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 3.54 2008
36 Aruba 3.22 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 3.14 2008
37 Panama 3.08 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 2.84 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 2.83 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 2.83 2008
38 Mauritius 2.59 2008
39 Namibia 2.44 2008
40 Equatorial Guinea 2.29 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 2.27 2008
41 Iceland 2.19 2008
42 Costa Rica 2.15 2008
43 Gabon 2.05 2008
44 Ecuador 2.02 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.79 2008
45 Trinidad and Tobago 1.7 2008
46 Jamaica 1.65 2008
47 Bhutan 1.62 2008
48 Mongolia 1.58 2008
49 Madagascar 1.47 2008
50 Oman 1.43 2008
51 Guam 1.35 2008
52 Barbados 1.33 2008
53 Bolivia 1.28 2008
54 Peru 1.17 2008
55 Colombia 1.14 2008
56 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.11 2008
57 Cuba 1.11 2008
58 Puerto Rico 1.08 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.06 2008
59 Honduras 0.987 2008
60 Republic of the Congo 0.934 2008
61 Chile 0.91 2008
62 Venezuela 0.901 2008
63 Laos 0.816 2008
64 Botswana 0.727 2008
65 Liberia 0.696 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 0.672 2008
66 Somalia 0.665 2008
67 Canada 0.646 2008
68 Cameroon 0.638 2008
69 Dominican Republic 0.612 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.597 2008
70 Mexico 0.597 2008
71 Djibouti 0.596 2008
72 East Timor 0.593 2008
73 Guatemala 0.588 2008
74 Nicaragua 0.576 2008
75 Haiti 0.542 2008
76 Brazil 0.521 2008
77 Portugal 0.52 2008
78 Malaysia 0.507 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.49 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.465 2008
79 Angola 0.451 2008
80 Argentina 0.447 2008
81 Paraguay 0.442 2008
82 South Africa 0.425 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 0.424 2008
83 Cyprus 0.422 2008
84 Mauritania 0.39 2008
85 Sri Lanka 0.389 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.376 2008
86 Turkmenistan 0.375 2008
87 Guinea-Bissau 0.374 2008
88 Uruguay 0.373 2008
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 0.366 2008
South Asia average (profile) 0.364 2008
89 Central African Republic 0.363 2008
90 Philippines 0.358 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.351 2008
91 Tanzania 0.349 2008
92 Indonesia 0.346 2008
93 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.339 2008
94 Brunei 0.329 2008
95 Kazakhstan 0.328 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.325 2008
96 Mozambique 0.316 2008
97 United States 0.31 2008
98 Zambia 0.302 2008
99 Japan 0.282 2008
100 Norway 0.274 2008
101 Libya 0.271 2008
102 Malawi 0.25 2008
103 Cambodia 0.249 2008
104 Greece 0.249 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 0.246 2008
105 Russia 0.24 2008
failed states average (profile) 0.239 2008
106 Sierra Leone 0.234 2008
107 Kenya 0.227 2008
108 Guinea 0.219 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.207 2008
109 Kyrgyzstan 0.206 2008
110 Chad 0.197 2008
111 Burma 0.196 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.195 2008
112 Cote d'Ivoire 0.188 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 0.182 2008
113 Lesotho 0.158 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.157 2008
114 Eritrea 0.156 2008
115 Zimbabwe 0.151 2008
116 Sudan 0.151 2008
117 Spain 0.15 2008
118 Yemen 0.149 2008
119 Georgia 0.146 2008
120 El Salvador 0.145 2008
121 Vietnam 0.142 2008
122 Croatia 0.141 2008
123 Afghanistan 0.126 2008
124 Ireland 0.125 2008
125 Saudi Arabia 0.122 2008
Europe average (profile) 0.121 2008
126 Thailand 0.121 2008
127 Mali 0.115 2008
128 Morocco 0.112 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.112 2008
129 Swaziland 0.111 2008
130 Israel 0.111 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 0.108 2008
131 Bulgaria 0.106 2008
132 Ethiopia 0.101 2008
133 Iran 0.101 2008
134 Tajikistan 0.0956 2008
135 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0956 2008
136 Republic of Macedonia 0.0947 2008
137 Azerbaijan 0.0907 2008
138 Turkey 0.0886 2008
139 Uganda 0.0871 2008
European Union average (profile) 0.0852 2008
140 Slovenia 0.0843 2008
141 Senegal 0.0835 2008
142 Rwanda 0.0833 2008
143 France 0.0823 2008
144 Nepal 0.0817 2008
145 Ghana 0.0805 2008
146 Algeria 0.0799 2008
147 Armenia 0.0763 2008
148 Malta 0.0689 2008
149 Jordan 0.0687 2008
150 Italy 0.0643 2008
151 The Gambia 0.063 2008
152 Niger 0.0626 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.0622 2008
153 Albania 0.0585 2008
154 United Kingdom 0.0578 2008
155 Iraq 0.0531 2008
156 Qatar 0.0522 2008
157 Togo 0.0522 2008
158 China 0.0503 2008
159 Tunisia 0.0481 2008
160 Kuwait 0.0473 2008
161 Syria 0.0426 2008
162 Estonia 0.0424 2008
163 Lebanon 0.0407 2008
164 Uzbekistan 0.04 2008
165 Nigeria 0.0397 2008
166 Austria 0.0392 2008
167 Egypt 0.0386 2008
168 Burundi 0.0379 2008
169 South Korea 0.0351 2008
170 India 0.034 2008
171 Serbia 0.0328 2008
172 Sweden 0.0323 2008
173 Finland 0.0321 2008
174 United Arab Emirates 0.0313 2008
175 Romania 0.0304 2008
176 Switzerland 0.0297 2008
177 Pakistan 0.0292 2008
178 Denmark 0.0284 2008
179 North Korea 0.0269 2008
180 Singapore 0.0264 2008
181 Bahrain 0.0254 2008
182 Benin 0.0253 2008
Western Europe average (profile) 0.0253 2008
183 Slovakia 0.0236 2008
184 Latvia 0.0188 2008
185 Burkina Faso 0.0184 2008
186 Hungary 0.0156 2008
187 Poland 0.0138 2008
188 Czech Republic 0.0109 2008
189 Netherlands 0.0104 2008
190 Ukraine 0.0101 2008
191 Bangladesh 0.00979 2008
192 Lithuania 0.00846 2008
193 Germany 0.00778 2008
194 Moldova 0.00398 2008
195 Belarus 0.00298 2008
196 Belgium 0.00133 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 per million. 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). 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. 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-per-million

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