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Former Soviet republics: 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 FORMER SOVIET TOTAL FORMER SOVIET AVERAGE DATES
Bird species, threatened 245
6% of surveyed countries
16.33
13% less than average
2013
Fish species, threatened 147
2% of surveyed countries
9.8
3 times less than average
2013
GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum 46.29
3% of surveyed countries
3.09
2 times less than average
2008
GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum per million 0.112
25 times less than average
2008
Mammal species, threatened 130
4% of surveyed countries
8.67
75% less than average
2013
Number 3.09
2 times less than average
2008
Plant species > Higher, threatened 99
0% of surveyed countries
6.6
9 times less than average
2013

Citation

"Former Soviet Biodiversity Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Former-Soviet-republics/Environment/Biodiversity