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Complete ecological assessment of Africa's protected areas

15/05/2008 16:33:23

This report and website is part of a first attempt at a large scale assessment of protected areas using objective and consistent continent-wide data. The website contains information on 741 protected areas in 50 countries, and includes information on 280 mammals, 381 bird species and 930 amphibian species, and a wide range of climatic, environmental and socioeconomic information.

The purpose of the work is to provide to decision makers (and anyone else who is interested) with a regularly updated tool to assess the state of Africa Protected Areas and to prioritize them according to biodiversity values and threats so as to support decision making and fund allocation processes.

Click here to go to the website.


This table show that Mauretania's Banc d'Arguin National Park is home to one critically endangered species (Mediterranean Monk Seal) as well as other endangered species.

Category Total Mammals Amphibians Birds
Total 13 12 0 1
Critically endangered 1 1 0 0
Endangered 0 0 0 0
Vulnerable 1 1 0 0
Near threatened / Conservation dependent 2 1 0 1
Least concern 9 9 0 0
Data deficient 0 0 0 0
Not evaluated 0 0 0 0

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