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Environment > Biodiversity > Number: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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) 23.58 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
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 16.29 2008
22 Chile 15.32 2008
23 Tanzania 14.76 2008
24 Malaysia 13.86 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 13.74 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
Catholic countries average (profile) 12.16 2008
28 Vietnam 12.05 2008
29 Panama 10.95 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 10.31 2008
South Asia average (profile) 10.16 2008
30 Burma 10.02 2008
31 Costa Rica 9.72 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 9.15 2008
32 Kenya 8.82 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 8.81 2008
33 New Caledonia 8.55 2008
34 Ethiopia 8.38 2008
35 Angola 8.26 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 8.18 2008
=36 Thailand 8.02 2008
=36 Guatemala 8.02 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 8 2008
38 Sri Lanka 7.86 2008
39 Honduras 7.23 2008
40 Mozambique 7.18 2008
41 Spain 6.84 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 6.63 2008
42 Turkey 6.23 2008
43 Somalia 6.08 2008
44 Nigeria 6.01 2008
45 Dominican Republic 5.96 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.62 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 5.54 2008
46 Portugal 5.52 2008
47 France 5.3 2008
48 Haiti 5.22 2008
49 Namibia 5.15 2008
=50 Sudan 5.14 2008
=50 Kazakhstan 5.14 2008
52 Laos 5.01 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 4.92 2008
53 Pakistan 4.88 2008
failed states average (profile) 4.58 2008
54 French Polynesia 4.57 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.44 2008
55 Jamaica 4.43 2008
56 Solomon Islands 4.37 2008
57 Mongolia 4.16 2008
58 Puerto Rico 4.05 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.04 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 4.02 2008
59 Fiji 3.86 2008
60 Italy 3.85 2008
61 Zambia 3.76 2008
62 Oman 3.71 2008
63 Congo, Republic of the 3.62 2008
64 The Bahamas 3.56 2008
65 United Kingdom 3.55 2008
66 Malawi 3.53 2008
67 Seychelles 3.52 2008
=68 Morocco 3.48 2008
=68 Cambodia 3.48 2008
70 Cote d'Ivoire 3.44 2008
71 Afghanistan 3.41 2008
72 Mauritius 3.28 2008
73 Nicaragua 3.27 2008
74 Saudi Arabia 3.21 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.09 2008
75 Gabon 3.04 2008
76 Guyana 2.95 2008
77 Algeria 2.85 2008
78 Greece 2.8 2008
79 Uganda 2.77 2008
80 Paraguay 2.75 2008
81 Suriname 2.68 2008
82 Sao Tome and Principe 2.65 2008
83 Liberia 2.56 2008
84 Cape Verde 2.41 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2.36 2008
85 Comoros 2.3 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 2.3 2008
86 Guinea 2.26 2008
=87 Trinidad and Tobago 2.24 2008
=87 Northern Mariana Islands 2.24 2008
89 Chad 2.17 2008
90 Nepal 2.14 2008
91 Vanuatu 2.09 2008
92 Zimbabwe 1.93 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 1.87 2008
93 Ghana 1.86 2008
94 Turkmenistan 1.85 2008
Europe average (profile) 1.8 2008
95 Belize 1.7 2008
96 Samoa 1.63 2008
97 Libya 1.59 2008
98 Iraq 1.56 2008
99 Central African Republic 1.52 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 1.5 2008
=100 Equatorial Guinea 1.5 2008
=100 Mali 1.5 2008
102 Bangladesh 1.45 2008
103 Botswana 1.41 2008
104 Maldives 1.39 2008
105 Saint Lucia 1.36 2008
106 Mauritania 1.33 2008
107 Marshall Islands 1.32 2008
108 Norway 1.31 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.31 2008
109 Sierra Leone 1.29 2008
=110 Palau 1.25 2008
=110 Uruguay 1.25 2008
112 Bermuda 1.22 2008
European Union average (profile) 1.21 2008
113 Bhutan 1.12 2008
=114 Uzbekistan 1.09 2008
=114 Kyrgyzstan 1.09 2008
116 Kiribati 1.08 2008
117 Greenland 1.05 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1.04 2008
118 Senegal 1.02 2008
119 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.01 2008
120 Tonga 0.97 2008
121 Niger 0.92 2008
122 El Salvador 0.89 2008
123 Dominica 0.88 2008
124 Syria 0.87 2008
125 Rwanda 0.85 2008
126 Eritrea 0.84 2008
=127 Israel 0.81 2008
=127 Bulgaria 0.81 2008
129 Azerbaijan 0.8 2008
130 Antigua and Barbuda 0.71 2008
=131 Tajikistan 0.7 2008
=131 Iceland 0.7 2008
133 Romania 0.65 2008
=134 East Timor 0.64 2008
=134 Georgia 0.64 2008
=134 Germany 0.64 2008
=137 Cayman Islands 0.62 2008
=137 Croatia 0.62 2008
139 Guinea-Bissau 0.57 2008
=140 Ireland 0.55 2008
=140 Grenada 0.55 2008
142 Poland 0.53 2008
143 Tunisia 0.5 2008
144 Djibouti 0.48 2008
145 Ukraine 0.47 2008
146 Cyprus 0.45 2008
147 Jordan 0.4 2008
=148 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.37 2008
=148 Barbados 0.37 2008
150 Faroe Islands 0.34 2008
=151 Aruba 0.33 2008
=151 Austria 0.33 2008
=151 Burundi 0.33 2008
=154 Lesotho 0.31 2008
=154 Togo 0.31 2008
=156 Sweden 0.3 2008
=156 Mayotte 0.3 2008
=158 Burkina Faso 0.27 2008
=158 American Samoa 0.27 2008
=158 Tuvalu 0.27 2008
161 Serbia and Montenegro 0.24 2008
=162 Benin 0.23 2008
=162 Armenia 0.23 2008
=162 Switzerland 0.23 2008
=165 United Arab Emirates 0.21 2008
=165 Guam 0.21 2008
=167 Virgin Islands 0.2 2008
=167 Netherlands Antilles 0.2 2008
169 Albania 0.18 2008
=170 Netherlands 0.17 2008
=170 Finland 0.17 2008
=170 Lebanon 0.17 2008
=170 Slovenia 0.17 2008
=174 Denmark 0.16 2008
=174 Hungary 0.16 2008
=176 Swaziland 0.13 2008
=176 Slovakia 0.13 2008
=176 Brunei 0.13 2008
=176 Kuwait 0.13 2008
=176 Singapore 0.13 2008
181 Czech Republic 0.11 2008
182 The Gambia 0.1 2008
183 Qatar 0.07 2008
=184 Estonia 0.06 2008
=184 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.06 2008
186 Latvia 0.04 2008
=187 Bahrain 0.03 2008
=187 Gibraltar 0.03 2008
=187 Lithuania 0.03 2008
=187 Belarus 0.03 2008
=187 Malta 0.03 2008
=192 Moldova 0.01 2008
=192 Belgium 0.01 2008
=194 Monaco 0.0 2008
=194 Liechtenstein 0.0 2008
=194 Luxembourg 0.0 2008
=194 San Marino 0.0 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Biodiversity > Number. 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/Number

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