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Middle Eastern and North Africa: 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 MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN TOTAL MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN AVERAGE DATES
Bird species, threatened 193
5% of surveyed countries
10.72
73% less than average
2013
Fish species, threatened 442
7% of surveyed countries
24.56
25% less than average
2013
GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum 33.04
2% of surveyed countries
1.84
4 times less than average
2008
GEF benefits index for biodiversity > 0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum per million 0.157
18 times less than average
2008
Mammal species, threatened 208
6% of surveyed countries
11.56
31% less than average
2013
Number 1.31
6 times less than average
2008
Plant species > Higher, threatened 243
1% of surveyed countries
13.5
5 times less than average
2013

Citation

"Middle East and North African Biodiversity Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Environment/Biodiversity