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Former Spanish colonies: 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 FORMERLY SPANISH TOTAL FORMERLY SPANISH AVERAGE DATES
Bird species, threatened 816
21% of surveyed countries
40.8
2 times more than average
2013
Fish species, threatened 764
12% of surveyed countries
38.2
25% more than average
2013
GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum 350.23
24% of surveyed countries
17.51
3 times more than average
2008
GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum per million 1.06
3 times less than average
2008
Mammal species, threatened 529
17% of surveyed countries
26.45
74% more than average
2013
Number 17.51
2 times more than average
2008
Plant species > Higher, threatened 4,238
33% of surveyed countries
211.9
3 times more than average
2013

Citation

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