Animal Info - Bosnia & Herzegovina

(Part of the former Yugoslavia)


Contents

Threatened Species, Environmental and Social Data (Mammals, Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Population, Area, Economy), References and Links


Threatened Species

Threatened Species: The following list includes all mammals which occur in Bosnia & Herzegovina and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals

  • Vulnerable:
    • Bechstein's Bat (Myotis bechsteini).
    • Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra). 
    • Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus).
    • Geoffroy's Bat (Myotis emarginatus).
    • Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros).
    • Lesser Mole Rat (Nannospalax leucodon).
    • Long-fingered Bat (Myotis capaccinii).
    • Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus euryale).
    • Mehely's Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus mehelyi).
    • Western Barbastelle (Bat) (Barbastella barbastellus).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Number of endemic species: 0 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996 and 2000: 10 (IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000) 

Biodiversity/Ecosystems

Bosnia & Herzegovina contains portions of the Mediterranean Shrublands & Woodlands Global 200 Ecoregion (Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999)
Bosnia & Herzegovina contains portions of the Eastern Mediterranean Global Biodiversity Hotspot (Cons. Intl. 1999a)

Population

Population in 1995: 3,459,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 67.7 people/sq km (175.2 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 3,365,727 (World Almanac 1999)

Area

Area: 51,129 sq km (19,741 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Economy

Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $600 (World Almanac 1999)


References and Links

References: Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000IUCN 2004, Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995, Olson & Dinerstein 1998, Olson & Dinerstein 1999, World Almanac 1999

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Bosnia & Herzegovina): CIA World Factbook, Foreign Embassies of Washington, D.C., Library of Congress - Country Studies, University of Texas - Country Maps, Washington Post - Countries, World Resources Institute - Country ProfilesLinks for Bosnia & HerzegovinaUnited Nations Development Program - Bosnia & Herzegovina


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