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Emerging markets: Environment > Biodiversity stats

Definitions

  • Bird species, threatened: Bird species, threatened. Birds are listed for countries included within their breeding or wintering ranges. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known.
  • Fish species, threatened: Fish species, threatened. Fish species are based on Froese, R. and Pauly, D. (eds). 2008. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known.
  • GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum: 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).
  • GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum per million: 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.
  • Mammal species, threatened: Mammal species, threatened. Mammal species are mammals excluding whales and porpoises. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known.
  • Number: 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)."
  • Plant species > Higher, threatened: Plant species (higher), threatened. Higher plants are native vascular plant species. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known.
STAT EMERGING MARKETS TOTAL EMERGING MARKETS AVERAGE DATES
Bird species, threatened 1,273
33% of surveyed countries
50.92
3 times more than average
2013
Fish species, threatened 1,444
23% of surveyed countries
57.76
88% more than average
2013
GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum 622.36
44% of surveyed countries
24.89
4 times more than average
2008
GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum per million 0.325
9 times less than average
2008
Mammal species, threatened 1,039
33% of surveyed countries
41.56
3 times more than average
2013
Number 24.89
3 times more than average
2008
Plant species > Higher, threatened 4,077
32% of surveyed countries
163.08
3 times more than average
2013

Citation

"Emerging markets Biodiversity Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Emerging-markets/Environment/Biodiversity